Te Ara Mua future streets – influences on road user behaviour
Submission Date: 2019
Te Ara Mua – Future Streets is a controlled before-after study of a neighbourhood street retrofit in Auckland, New Zealand. This paper focuses on one aspect of the study – to understand if walking and cycling was made easier and safer. A video coding framework was developed to understand road user behaviour and interactions and was applied to three sites where streets were changed. Across the three sites, there was a shift towards vulnerable user behaviour that is indicative of safer and easier walking and cycling. In addition, lessons for the design of some infrastructure features were identified.