The right tool for the task
The NSW Movement and Place Framework includes a range of tools and methods that support practitioners and decision-makers to apply a Movement and Place approach. It is important to select the right tool for the task as the type, scale, or stage of a project varies. Each tool and method is designed to help practitioners unpack different aspects of place and movement as defined in the framework.
Place consists of meaning, physical form and activity. We understand movement in the context of place - i.e. travelling to and from, through or within a place.
The below diagram translates these elements of place and movement in ways of using tools to measure what people think (meaning), how streets and places look and function (physical form), and how people use them (activity).
A combination of tools and methods are required to inform the design, planning and operation of projects at various scales and for different road users. The endorsed tools and methods for use at different scales and project stages are outlined below. This list is not exhaustive. Contact us if you have a suggestion for another tool to add to our endorsed list (each tool must be calibrated to NSW conditions and be freely available to all practitioners to use and review at no cost). Have a look at Module 6 of our eLearning modules to better understand the value in validating your pathway towards achieving the vision by using a range of tools and methods while working synchronously at multiple scales.
Network / City
The following tools can be used when working at a network or city scale: