Our streets are public spaces and are places for everyday activities. They provide space to socialise, and they add vitality to neighbourhoods. Considering place activity alongside movement functions can make our integrated transport networks and strategic planning better contribute to the liveability of communities and productivity of NSW.
Movement and Place creates a shared language and approach to help all stakeholders achieve better place outcomes for the people of NSW.
It seeks consideration of place when developing our networks and designing streets through collaborative working between movement and place practitioners and the community, to ensure that transport systems better support our places.
It is applicable at a range of scales from cities and towns to neighbourhoods and local streets.
Movement is a key enabler of places. Done well, it can enhance and contribute to successful places; designed poorly movement can diminish places and contribute to their decline.
Movement and Place considers the whole street including footpaths, from property line to property line. It takes into account the needs of all users of this space, including pedestrians, cyclists, deliveries, private vehicles and public transport, as well as people spending time in those places, whether moving around the place or enjoying street life including outdoor dining, waiting for a bus or watching the world go by.
Background to the NSW Movement and Place Framework
Infrastructure New South Wales’ State Infrastructure Strategy 2018– 2038, included a recommendation that GANSW develop a ‘movement and place practitioner’s toolkit’. GANSW and Transport for NSW – together with stakeholders from a number of other agencies - collaborated throughout 2018 to 2020 to develop the Movement and Place Framework. This engagement provided a cohesive approach to balancing the movement of people and goods with the amenity and quality of places, contributing to the attractiveness, sustainability, and vibrancy of our cities and towns.
From 2018 to 2020, this collaboration produced the following:
- position piece, ‘Aligning Movement and Place’
- Practitioner’s Guide to Movement and Place
- Movement and Place Evaluator’s Guide and
- Environment Indicators,
as well as a number of pilot projects, a Governance framework, advisory notes and tools. These have been updated and are now available at the dedicated Movement and Place website.