Road Management Guidance Updated

09 August 2017

Austroads: The Guide is concerned with traffic management on sections of road between major intersections. It presents detailed information and guidelines relating to the factors that need to be considered in applying traffic management techniques and treatments to road types that include motorways and expressways, urban arterial roads, urban local roads, rural highways and rural local roads.

Part 5 considers the needs of all road users including pedestrians, cyclists, motorcyclists, heavy vehicles and public transport. It provides the guidance under the four key areas of access management, road space requirements for general traffic use, allocation of road space between rod users, lane management and speed limits.

This third edition updates previous Austroads guidance on road management by presenting the latest practices and guidelines for a broad range of road management topics and bringing guidance in line with the latest Safe System practice. Section 1 is updated to provide discussion on the concepts of Movement and Place and Network Operation Planning. Section 3 has been revised and a new Section 4 has been added to provide more detailed guidance on road allocation. Section 6 is updated with differential speed limits and amended guidance for establishing speed limits

This edition was written by David Green and Kenneth Lewis, ARRB. The update project was managed by Kamal Weeratunga, Main Roads Western Australia.

The hard copy can be purchased for $55 (+postage and handling) and the PDF for $44.

Austroads members can download PDF versions of the Guides for free. This includes all state and territory road agencies and local councils in Australia and New Zealand.




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