Council has had a policy of prioritising kerb side road space for many years. It is proposed that this will continue in a more consolidated form. Road space will be prioritised in the following order and in the following areas:
Table 1: Road priority matrix
This policy means that certain kerb side road space will be prioritised over others, depending on whether it is a residential, commercial, or other area.
* The 2nd priority movement and amenity will be provided in accordance with the Road Use Hierarchy (refer to Appendix 3).
This means that:
• vehicle movement will take priority over amenity on streets that are key transport corridors;
• movement for buses will take priority on core bus routes;
• movement for cycles will take priority on major cycle routes;
• movement for pedestrians will take priority in areas with high pedestrian footfall;
• movement for freight will take priority on the strategic freight routes; and
• movement of traffic will take priority on the strategic traffic routes.
(Note: movement includes wider footpaths, cycle lanes, bus lanes, and traic lanes. Amenity includes landscaping and street furniture.)