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Design Outcome

Desi​gn Checklist​​

  1. All access points to the site are located and designed to integrate effectively with the street or movement network beyond the site​
​​​​Selecting the best location for pedestrian, car and cycle access into the site is an important site planning decision.​
​Pedestrian and vehicle access may need to be separated depending on the site, scale and type of apartment development; however pedestrian access should always be safe and pleasant for residents and visitors.

Sometimes the optimal location for site access points is obvious. At other times the advantages and disadvantages of possible locations will need to be carefully weighed up. Enhancing the development should be a primary consideration when choosing the access or egress points for the development.​

Better Design Practice

Site access should allow for direct pedestrian and cycle access into the site and to shops, facilities and public transport stops.

Vehicular access from the street to a basement or other car park should be supported by attractive and well-designed pedestrian and cycle access for those entering the site on foot or bicycle.

Minimise the number and width of vehicle entry and exit points. Large sites may require separate site access points for servicing vehicles and residents.

Design site access to be direct, legible, clear and safe for residents and visitors alike, and ensure pedestrian safety is maintained by minimising conflicts between pedestrian and vehicle accessways.

Maintain adequate separation distances between street junctions and vehicle entry points.

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