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Monday, 17 October 2016

Austroads annual report 2015-16

Each year Austroads produces an annual report which details its work program, operations and financial management. The annual report provides a detailed review of the strategic focus of each Austroads Program as well as the projects completed and progressed during the year. At a glance, in 2015-16 Austroads: undertook a…
Friday, 14 October 2016

Best practice bicycle parking

Austroads has published a report to guide the design and installation of bicycle parking facilities and end-of-trip facilities. The report provides recommendations and principles as well as examples of best-practice facility design. The report also highlights common mistakes and suggests ways to improve flawed designs. Bicycle parking is an important…
The Director-General of the Department of Transport and Main Roads, Mr Neil Scales OBE has been appointed as the Chair of the Austroads Ltd Board for a two-year term from October 2016. Austroads is the peak organisation of Australasian road transport and traffic agencies. Austroads had its genesis in 1933…
Austroads has published a report summarising the work undertaken to develop a policy framework to enhance the productivity, safety and efficiency of urban freight movements. It found that gains are likely to be from the cumulative effect of many initiatives rather than a single isolated 'silver bullet' solution. The project…
Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Geometric design guidelines updated

Austroads has published the third edition of the Guide to Road Design Part 3: Geometric Design. The Guide provides road designers and other practitioners with information about the geometric design of road alignments. Changes to this edition of the Guide include: Expanded information on the design objectives Additional information on vulnerable road users,…
Austroads has published the second edition of the Guide to Traffic Management Part 12: Traffic Impacts of Developments. The Guide helps practitioners to identify and manage the impacts of land use developments on the road system, ensuring consistency in the assessment and treatment of traffic impacts, including addressing the needs of all road…
Australians, their doctors and other health professionals will have better guidance on whether they are safe to drive thanks to updated medical guidelines contained the new edition of Assessing Fitness to Drive for commercial and private vehicle drivers. Assessing Fitness to Drive is a joint publication of the National Transport…
Austroads has published the second edition of the Guide to Traffic Management Part 10: Traffic Control and Communication Devices. The Guide is concerned with the tools that are required for traffic management and traffic control within a network. It covers the various control devices used to regulate and guide traffic, including…
The driverless vehicle revolution will test the value of private car ownership and road-based public transport, and have a dramatic impact on everything from motor vehicle registration revenues to city planning and health spending, according to the key players in Australia’s land transport sector. Leaders from federal and state road…
Austroads has published a report that examines the current funding and financing arrangements for regional and remote roads in Australia and considers the implications of road funding reforms. The project, which sought to identify alternative funding and financing options for remote and regional roads, was undertaken in three stages: Stage…

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