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Off-peak deliveries in urban areas have the potential to reduce congestion, improve air quality, improve road safety, and assist with freight and logistics operations. Austroads latest report examines successful examples of off-peak freight movement around the world and identifies obstacles which are limiting the uptake of off-peak delivery in Australia.…
Austroads has published a new edition of its Local Area Traffic Management guidance to reflect new design concepts and approaches to safety. Guide to Traffic Management Part 8: Local Area Traffic Management is concerned with the planning and management of road space usage within a local area to reduce traffic volumes…
Austroads released a report today that examines the safety performance of local government managed roads and identifies cost effective Safe System measures. Australian and New Zealand local councils manage more than 80% of the length of all public roads. These local roads tend to carry significantly lower traffic volumes than…
Austroads has published the results of a literature review and statistical analysis which investigate the relationship between disadvantage and road casualties. The literature review confirmed that many studies have demonstrated increasing traffic injuries with lower socioeconomic status, despite wide difference in their design and the measures used. A number of…
A further draft of the Austroads “Data Standard for Road Management and Investment in Australia and New Zealand” has been released for comment. The development of a data standard was initiated in 2015 in response to a need to standardise and harmonise data sets that support common road management and…
The latest Austroads report provides guidance on the design and specification of recycled asphalt pavement (RAP) mixes to reduce uncertainty surrounding the performance of asphalt mixes designed and manufactured with RAP. The use of RAP in asphalt mixes has significant economic and environmental benefits but requires design and production controls to ensure…
Austroads has released a compendium of 27 engineering‑based treatments that, either as a stand‑alone treatment or in combination, will lower the operating speed on urban arterial roads to Safe System speeds. A significant proportion of road crashes occur on urban arterial roads including those that lead to fatalities and serious injuries. Installation of…
Austroads has published survey responses by road freight drivers, operators and road infrastructure managers to better understand their asset management level of service (LOS) requirements. The responses identified three primary road attributes impacting on LOS for heavy vehicle drivers and freight operators: ride comfort (road roughness); road shoulder width and…
Austroads has published the results of a study confirming the importance of maintaining freight movement to communities impacted by emergencies. In the three years prior to 2013, Australasia experienced a severe earthquake decimating the City of Christchurch, Victoria’s most tragic bushfires, category 4/5 cyclones in Queensland and Western Australia, and…
Austroads has published a roadmap to the development of a national Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) Architecture. ITS includes: basic management systems such as car navigation, traffic signal control systems, variable message signs, automatic number plate recognition or speed cameras  monitoring applications, such as security CCTV systems more advanced applications that integrate live data and feedback from a number of…

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