In this article, researchers use a ‘sociotechnical’ framework to understand how decisions are made on transport projects. To do this, they use the example of the planning process for a new kind of pedestrian crossing on Massey Road, as part of the Te Ara Mua – Future Streets project. The study found that trialling new design solutions is difficult in transport planning because transport authorities are oriented towards design consistency, minimising risk and prioritising their own existing solutions. Access
Opit, S., & Witten, K. (2018). Unlocking Transport Innovation: A Sociotechnical Perspective of the Logics of Transport Planning Decision-Making within the Trial of a New Type of Pedestrian Crossing.