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What Has Been Done Before?

This Strategy is based on community feedback on Dunedin’s transport priorities. In particular the Your City, Our Future (YCOF) consultation, carried out in 2010–2011, provided a picture of how the transport system operates in Dunedin now and what residents want the transport system to be like in the future. As well as the community-wide YCOF consultation, the DCC also worked with a series of leadership groups across the different community outcome areas which were brought together from different areas of the community to represent various stakeholder groups.

As a result of the YCOF process, the DCC’s community outcome for Accessible City was revised to read ‘Connected communities – served by responsive transport and communications systems’. In this statement, ‘communities’ refers to both residential and business communities, and ‘responsive’ refers to transport and communications systems which are flexible in terms of travel mode, affordability, reliability, convenience, safety and environmental effect.

The Integrated Transport Strategy also builds on earlier DCC work. Unlike the previous Transportation Strategy, this Strategy takes an integrated approach, absorbing a number of older strategies into one Integrated Transport Strategy. This Strategy draws on, and replaces:

  • Cycling Strategy (2004)
  • Pedestrian Strategy (2003)
  • Transportation Strategy (2006) and Addendum (2009)
  • Parking Strategy (2008)

This Strategy also introduces an integrated approach with land use planning through links with the Spatial Plan. The DCC has a range of other lower-level strategies, policies, and plans that relate in numerous ways to the Integrated Transport Strategy (e.g. the Tracks Policy and Strategy and the Young Persons’ Strategy). The DCC is developing a small number of high-level strategies (see Section 1.4), including this Integrated Transport Strategy, which will absorb and replace the large number of existing low-level strategies.

Investment Logic Mapping

Investment Logic Mapping (ILM) is a collaborative method for gaining an understanding of transport problems, opportunities and benefits. It is being endorsed by the NZTA34 as a technique to ensure that discussion and thinking is done up-front, before solutions are identified and before any investment decision is made. It is a technique to test and confirm that the rationale for a proposed investment is evidence-based and sufficiently compelling to conince decision makers to invest in further investigation and planning. ILM is a series of structured workshops that bring together key stakeholders to establish early agreement on problems, outcomes and benefits before any investment decisions are made or a specific solution is identified. ILM workshops aim to establish a clear understanding of the problem (or opportunity), the consequence of the problem and the desired benefits – before moving into identifying solutions. The output of an ILM is usually a one-page investment story that sets out the problems and benefits in straightforward language that all stakeholders can understand.

As part of the development of the Integrated Transport Strategy an ILM exercise was carried out for Dunedin, including the DCC, NZTA and ORC as key investment partners in Dunedin’s transport system. The process generated three high-level problem statements which broadly encapsulate many of the more specific key transport challenges outlined earlier in Section 2. The ILM also identified two broad benefits of addressing those problems. Figure 12 presents the problems statements and benefits identified through the ILM, as well as the connections between the problem statements and the key transport challenges identified in Section 2. The following sections of the Integrated Transport Strategy present the DCC’s approach to addressing these problems and delivering these benefits. A summary overview of this strategic approach is provided in Section 4, on the following page.

Figure 12.Figure 12. Dunedin’s transport problems and benefits identified through Investment Logic Mapping, and their links to the transport challenges.

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