2. Purpose of the ATAP Guidelines

The ATAP Guidelines provide a transport planning and decision-support framework. The Guidelines set out best practice for planning and assessing transport systems and initiatives in a consistent and harmonised way across jurisdictions. They support the development of effective, cost‑efficient and robust transport decision-making by providing practical, sound guidance on:

  • Developing goals, transport system objectives and targets
  • Integrating the planning of transport systems, including integration with land use
  • Identifying, assessing and prioritising transport problems
  • Identifying suitable and various options (investment / infrastructure and reform / non-investment / non‑infrastructure) for solving transport problems
  • Rigorously assessing and appraising options
  • Developing business cases for preferred solutions
  • Prioritising proposed initiatives and program development
  • Reviewing performance.