A checklist for the planning phase of development supporting active living as a key design principle for new developments (The Heart Foundation, 2012).
Cycling Resource Centre
An enormous resource providing information on cycling and walking infrastructure, including information on education, policy, guidelines and standards across Australia and internationally (Australian Bicycle Council).
Developing a Walking Strategy – Guide for councils
A guide for councils on developing walking strategies (Victoria Walks, 2013).
Development & Active Living-Designing Projects for Active Living – Developers checklist with case studies
A useful checklist advising developers on what to consider when designing a neighbourhood that encourages walking and cycling (Premier’s Council for Active Living NSW & Heart Foundation of Australia, 2011).
Development & Active Living – Designing projects for active living – A development assessment resource & navigational tool
A report supporting active living by providing advice at project level and development assessment considerations (Premier’s Council for Active Living NSW, 2010).
Good Design Guides
A website containing advice on six basic requirements for all bike riders and information on the construction, maintenance and auditing of bicycle facilities (Bicycle Network).
Healthy Spaces & Places – A national guide to designing places for healthy living
A resource providing guidance and case studies on creating healthy communities (Planning Institute of Australia, Heart Foundation & Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing, 2009).
Liveable Neighbourhoods – A Western Australian Government sustainable cities initiative
A development control policy, or code, facilitating the development of sustainable communities (WA Department of Planning and Infrastructure & WA Planning Commission, 2009).
Streets for People – Compendium for South Australian best practice
A compendium presenting key principles to shape pedestrian and cycling friendly street designs in the South Australian context and best practice case studies (South Australian Active Living Coalition).
A manual of strategies for creating healthier buildings, streets, and urban spaces, based on the latest academic research and best practice (City of New York, 2010).
Policies and guidelines for the pedestrian realm
A source of policies, guidelines, and standards informing the design of the pedestrian realm of San Francisco, aiming to refocus public and private investment in street improvements that enable the city and its neighbourhoods to thrive (Better Streets San Francisco, 2011).
Better Streets, Better Cities – A guide to street design in urban India
A manual detailing how to make road space in India more equitable, which aims to facilitate the design of beautiful, safe, walkable and liveable streets (Institute for Transportation and Development Policy and Environmental Planning Collaborative, 2011).
International Charter for Walking
A charter showing how to create a culture where people choose to walk, covering inclusive mobility, integrated networks, less crime, spaces for people, spatial planning, and reducing road danger (Walk 21, 2006).
A source detailing the pedestrian wayfinding system transforming London into a walking and cycling friendly city by using simple maps and signage (Transport for London, 2011).
Urban Bikeway Design Guide
A guide aiming to provide best practice solutions for creating complete streets that are safe and enjoyable for bicycle riders and giving guidance for designing bicycle lanes, bicycle tracks, intersections, signals, signs and markings (The United States National Association of City Transportation Officials).
Walkable 101 – The basics from Martin County CRA
A short video outlining the basics of walkability in the United States by Dan Burden, the Executive Director of the Walkable and Livable Communities Institute.
An organisation championing the development of healthy sustainable and efficient communities where people choose to walk and which hosts the Walk21 Conferenceseries and the International Charter for Walking.
A blog aiming to rate the pedestrian-friendliness of every street in the world by enabling ordinary people to add a rating of any street.
A paper calling for a nationally coordinated push for cycling and walking as sustainable forms of passenger mobility (Australian Local Government Association, Bus Industry Confederation, Cycling Promotion Fund, National Heart Foundation of Australia & International Association of Public Transport, 2011).
Blueprint for an Active Australia – Key government & community actions required to increase population levels of physical activity in Australia – 2010 to 2013
A report providing project level advice and development assessment considerations for encouraging and supporting active living (National Heart Foundation of Australia, 2009).
Creating Healthy Neighbourhoods – Consumer preferences for healthy development
A report providing guidance on how new developments can appeal to the market demand for healthy neighbourhoods, resulting from a survey on how communities value healthy neighbourhoods (National Heart Foundation of Australia, 2011).
Walking for Travel and Recreation in NSW – What the data tells us-Final report
A report reviewing and analysing walking data in NSW (Premier’s Council for Active Living, 2010).
Walking Riding and Access to Public Transport – Draft report for discussion
A draft report exploring how the Australian Government can work with other governments, business and the community to encourage and support walking and riding as part of the transport systems (Australian Government, 2012).