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Planning and Designing for Pedestrians: Guidelines

Planning and Designing for Pedestrians: Guidelines

Revised Guidelines designed to provide clear guidance on current standards and best practice for the planning and design of pedestrian facilities in Western Australia are now available. It incorporates current Western Australian Policies, Standards and Guidelines and refers to Austroads Guide to Traffic Management and Guide to Road Design series, and relevant Australian Standards.

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Planning and Designing for Pedestrians: Guidelines

The main objective of the Guidelines is to increase the skills, knowledge and capacity amongst planning, engineering and other relevant professional staff throughout WA, in the planning, design, construction and maintenance of pedestrian facilities on the road network. The Guidelines provide a single source document that outlines the standards for pedestrian facilities.

The Guidelines have been produced to supplement a training course on designing facilities for pedestrians but can also be use as a stand-alone set of training notes, which provide information on key design requirements and refer users to relevant guidelines and standards which can be used as further reference material.

It is intended that the Guidelines will address the needs of a range of organisations, including:

  • State Government Organisations such as Main Roads Western Australia, the Department of Transport and Department of Planning
  • Local Government both Metropolitan and Regional
  • Engineering and Planning Consultants
  • Road Network Contractors

The Guidelines will also be available on DVD.

For more information please contact Alice Haning at Department of Transport.


This publication is the property of the Department of Transport.

The development of the Guidelines was coordinated by the Department of Transport in partnership with the Department of Planning, Main Roads Western Australia, Disability Services Commission, Royal Automobile Club of Western Australia, Western Australia Local Government Association, Public Transport Authority and the Institute of Public Works Engineering Australia.