Active transport infrastructure code

End of trip facilities

End-of-trip facilities are designated places that support cyclists, joggers and walkers in using alternative ways to travel to work rather than driving or taking public transport.

From 26 November 2010, end-of-trip facilities must be installed for all new major developments and major additions to major developments located in designated local government areas. These requirements are included in the Queensland Development Code Mandatory part 4.1 – Sustainable Buildings, and apply statewide.

End-of-trip facilities include:

  • secure bicycle parking
  • locker facilities
  • change rooms

Queensland Development Code 4.1 may also be adopted through a local government planning scheme or via a council resolution process.

For more information, refer to the Department of Housing and Public Works  website.

The Department of Transport and Main Roads is in the process of developing an Active Transport Infrastructure policy. The provision of end of trip facilities is a component of the policy and a draft code will be released shortly for comment.

Detailed below are draft planning guidelines for end of trip facilities.

These guidelines can be inserted into an Access and Transport Code or Car Parking Code. For further information on why these guidelines should be implemented, as well as supporting strategies that can be implemented to encourage walking and cycling, refer to Walking and Cycling in Corporate Plan Tools.

Purpose

To ensure developments provide appropriate end of trip facilities for cyclists and walkers to support an efficient, safe, secure and sustainable transport system.

Applicability

These guidelines may be applied to new development, material change of use or building work for an existing building. It applies to uses such as the following, regardless of whether end-of-trip facilities have previously been provided:

  • offices/commercial and industrial developments (including local, state and federal  government buildings)
  • health care facilities
  • education uses (including schools and universities)
  • retail uses more than 500 square metres
  • multi-unit residential development (a minimum number of units can be set to trigger this code, if considered necessary — for example, six to 10 units or if requires separate car parking area).

For a copy of the draft end of trip facilities guidelines, click here.

Other sources of information

  • ACT Bike Parking General Code (click here)
  • Australian Bicycle Council has a range of resources, incuding: Cycle Resource Centre clearinghouse (click here); bike parking guidelines (click here)
  • Complete Streets: Guidelines for urban street design (based on the standards presented in the IPWEAQ Queensland Streets) IPWEAQ has reviewed and revamped Queensland Streets to give you Complete Streets: Guidelines for urban street design. Complete Streets is a community focussed comprehensive how-to kit for contemporary urban street design that will produce quality streets, urban spaces and neighbourhoods. (Seehttp://www.engicom.com.au/products/complete-streets/)
  • Crime Prevention through Environmental design – Guidelines for Queensland, Queensland Police 2007 (seehttp://www.police.qld.gov.au/programs/cscp/safetyPublic/)
  • Guide to Traffic Engineering Practice, Part 14 Bicycles and Part 13 Pedestrians (Austroads 1999): national standards for planning and designing for bicycles and pedestrians (click here)
  • New South Wales Bicycle Guidelines: additional standards for cycle facilities not contained in Austroads but would be suitable for implementation in Queensland(see click here)
  • Planning Guidelines for Walking and Cycling: guidelines designed to assist local government, community groups and the development sector to better plan for walking and cycling. It includes information, concepts, case studies and illustrations aimed at facilitating the development of pedestrian and bicycle friendly communities (see http://www.planning.nsw.gov.au/planning-guidelines-for-walking-and-cycling)
  • Queensland Cycle Strategy 2011-2021: Department of Transport and Main Roads details the state’s position and policy on cycling including targets, strategies and actions (click here)
  • Transit oriented development: guide for practitioners in Queensland, Department of Local Government and Planning (click here)
  • WA Liveable Neighbourhood Code: a best practice planning code for neighbourhood design, incorporating elements such as community design, movement network, lot layout, public parkland, urban water management, utilities, activity centres and employment, schools (seehttp://www.planning.wa.gov.au/dop_pub_pdf/ln_text_update_02.pdf)
  • South Carolina Complete Streets Resources:  Eat Smart, Move More South Carolina, a state-wide obesity prevention coalition, has produced a Complete Streets Toolbook and a Complete Streets Advocacy Manual to help South Carolinians push for pedestrian-, bicycle-, and transit-friendly infrastructure in their towns.  While written for use by local leaders in South Carolina, many of the techniques and ideas can easily be applied to other communities. More information on the US’s Complete Streets policy, go tohttp://www.completestreets.org/.
  • Victoria planning scheme provisions (click here)

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