A user hierarchy provides guidance to street designers and streets users, to help allocate our limited (and contested) street space and budget. An example is this transport user hierarchy from Wellington (NZ):

Transport user hierarchy in Wellington (NZ). Image credit: Wellington City Council.

User hierarchy in Yarra

Yarra adopted a Strategic Transport Statement in 2006, which shows a ‘hierarchy of transport modes’:

Yarra also proposes to adopt a ‘transport hierarchy’ in Clause 18.02-1L of Amendment C269 to the Yarra Planning Scheme.

Transport hierarchy proposed as part of Amendment C269 to Yarra Planning Scheme. Source: City of Yarra.