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Transport Design Manual - Signage Transport Design Manual - Signage

The Transport Design Manual - Signage (TDM) will enable the Auckland Council family to deliver a consistent suite of signage across the Auckland region. A simpler wayfinding system with enhanced information will be more user friendly, contributing to Auckland being a more liveable city.

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How to use the Transport Design Manual for Signage

The full version of the Transport Design Manual - Signage can be downloaded. It can also be downloaded in individual sections below. Click on headings in Contents or use the navigation buttons at the bottom of the page.

Each sign design has its own individual code, which will eventually be linked to downloadable templates. This process is still in progress, so in the meantime please contact the signage team with the name of the sign and its code and the templates will be emailed to you. There are a few exceptions, where artwork will have to be provided by the AT Design Studio, these are clearly indicated within the sign information.

All completed artwork must be sent through to the signage team for final approval before installation.


Introduction

This section details the purpose of this document and who should use it. It also explains the principled approach that underpins all parts of a project. These guiding principles are at the heart of the system and affect every part of it.

TDM Introduction (PDF 580KB, 7 pages)


Public transport

This section introduces the core graphic elements of the public transport wayfinding standards. These elements, such as typeface and colour, are the most fundamental parts of the system. They cannot be modified and must be used as directed.

TDM Public transport (PDF 15MB, 84 pages)


Walking

Every journey has an active component of either walking or cycling, and these are more than just a good way to get around the neighbourhood. We encourage walking and cycling as they have proven benefits to health, happiness, the environment and the economy. With an increased programme of investment in walking and cycling initiatives, it is important that signage along these routes encourages and supports more active journeys.

TDM Walking (PDF 4MB, 26 pages)


Cycling

Every journey has an active component of either walking or cycling, and these are more than just a good way to get around the neighbourhood. We encourage walking and cycling as they have proven benefits to health, happiness, the environment and the economy. With an increased programme of investment in walking and cycling initiatives, it is important that signage along these routes encourages and supports more active journeys.
Good wayfinding signage helps to provide attractive and comfortable cycleways, which in turn helps Aucklanders to feel more confident and comfortable making trips by bicycle.

TDM Cycling (PDF 12.8MB, 63 pages)


Mana whenua

This section is relevant for project managers and others who want to install Māori interpretive signage when engaging with mana whenua.

TDM Mana whenua (PDF 1.9MB, 6 pages)