Planning Standards & Guides



143 documents found

Health economic assessment tools (HEAT) for walking and for cycling. Methodology and user guide.

This booklet summarizes the tools and guidance developed to facilitate this shift: the methodology for the economic assessment of transport infrastructure and policies in relation to the health effects of walking and cycling; systematic reviews of the economic and health literature; and guidance on applying the health economic assessment tools and the principles underlying it.

Mon 27th Sep 2010

Healthy Planning Policies A Compendium from California General Plans

This compilation reflects a growing diversity of strategies for integrating health into planning, but these examples are still probably best considered the work of “early adopters.”

Mon 27th Sep 2010

Youth Physical Activity Guidelines Toolkit

The toolkit can be used by anyone who promotes youth physical activity, including community leaders; physical education and health education teachers; physical activity coordinators at the school, district, and state levels; and physical activity practitioners working in health or community-based organizations.

Mon 27th Sep 2010

Future health: sustainable places for health and well-being

Drawing on examples and research, Future health shows how good planning can have a positive impact on public health, how health trusts can cut carbon and costs by co-locating services, and how designers can influence people's well-being.

Mon 27th Sep 2010

Child and Youth Friendly Land Use and Transport Planning Guidelines

The first part of this report provides reasons as to why land-use and transport planning should be made more child- and youth-friendly. The second part sets out 27 guidelines that could be applied in the course of a municipality or other agency becoming more child- and youth-friendly in its transport and land-use planning.

Fri 24th Sep 2010

Active Transport for Childcare Centres

This report aims provide guidance to councils seeking ways to support active transport as a means of promoting positive environmental and health outcomes in their communities. 

Fri 24th Sep 2010

Streets Ahead: supporting children to get active in their neighbourhood

VicHealth developed the Streets Ahead program in 2008 to build on the successes of the Walking School Bus (WSB) program.  This guide encourages kids to use their own legs and wheels for short local trips – and travel by car less – by encouraging them to walk, cycle, skate or run to school and other local destinations.

Fri 24th Sep 2010

Reclaiming City Streets For People: Chaos Or Quality Of Life?

This 2009 guidebook sescribes why and how to reallocate urban road space to improve walking and cycling conditions, and create more livable communities. It includes recommendations for implementation, and several case studies.

Fri 24th Sep 2010

Integrating Land Use and Transport: Guidelines for planning and development

This 2001 document produced by the New South Wales Roads and Traffic Authority in conjunction with Transport NSW and the Department of Urban Affairs and Planning covers a broad range of contemporary urban planning issues related to transport, including cycling. A strong emphasis is placed on planning with the aim of creating a wide variety of transport choices, with the view of reducing car use.

Tue 21st Sep 2010

Bicycle riding and new subdivision design

This 2006 document from Queensland Transport highlights the importance of considering factors affecting cyclists' amenity in the development of subdivisions. An important introductory resource for local government and developers.

Tue 21st Sep 2010