RCA Forum Working Groups

Working Groups – closed

RCA Forum continues to make all documentation and information related to working groups available here as an ongoing resource for our members and for the public.

Active Modes Infrastructure

Walking and cycling, the active transport modes, have been recognised to bring significant benefits at a societal and economic level. The Active Modes Infrastructure Group followed the established model for collaboration within the Road Controlling Authorities Forum in response to changing needs within the sector.

Level Crossings

The Level Crossings Working Group was established in 1999 to develop a policy for road/rail crossings and bridges and address the problems of getting access through the rail corridor for maintenance.

Low Volume Roads

This working group addressed issues particularly relevant to low volume roads, including the effect of dust (and sub-PM10 particles in particular) on road-side communities

Shared Footpaths

The group supported and steered research on the effect of shared footpaths on participation rates by different segments of society. It examined the guidance provided to practitioners on the design of footpaths and shared paths and considered the changing users of footpaths, and the needs of users of mobility scooters and other devices.

Stock Crossings

The Stock Crossings Working Group was established to develop best practice guidelines for stock movements across and along roads. In doing so, it reviewed all the existing issues, policies and practices, and assessed the merits and disadvantages of each.

Stock Effluent

The National Stock Effluent Working Group’s objective was to develop practices and solutions to reduce the amount of effluent falling from stock trucks on to New Zealand roads.


Sediment and contaminants from road run-off enter stormwater systems and have deleterious effects on aquatic and marine receiving environments. This was identified as a serious issue for road asset managers from the inception of the RCA Forum. The Stormwater Group was established in 1996 to identify and promote practical solutions to stormwater and road run-off management.

Temporary Traffic Management

From May 2013 the 4th edition of the Code of Practice for Temporary Traffic Management is ratified as the reference document guiding temporary traffic management on both state highway and local road networks.