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Monday, 19 September 2016

Traffic impacts of land-use developments guidance updated

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 users and the effects on the broader community.

In this second edition the Guide has been updated throughout to include the Safe System approach and, where appropriate, restructured to prioritise safety. 

Other changes include:

  • identification of additional and updated sources of traffic generation rates
  • additional comment on rural projects 
  • inclusion of logistics plans in the section on travel demand management and sustainable development
  • a new section within road network planning to introduce the notion of link-and-place
  • an update to the parking section to include electric vehicles 
  • an update to the description of vehicle types to note that general access vehicles may be up to 19 m long 
  • new content in the road user considerations section to include light rail, bus rapid transit systems, and network operating frameworks and plans
  • restructuring the chapter on assessment of other impacts to prioritise road safety assessment.

This edition was prepared by Prof. Glenn Geers and Michael Levasseur, ARRB Group and project managed by Andrew McIntyre, Roads and Maritime Services NSW.

The hard copy can be purchased for $44 (+postage and handling) and the PDF for $35.20.

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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Guide link: Guide to Traffic Management Part 12: Traffic Impacts of Developments.


ARRB WebinarThe updated Austroads GTM Part 12: Traffic Impacts of Developments

08 Nov 2016, 02:00PM - 03:00PM AEDT

This webinar will provide attendees with an overview of the updated Guide to Traffic Management Part 12: Traffic Impacts of Developments. Attendees will gain an understanding of the revisions in the Guide; especially in reference to the adoption of Safe System Principles throughout all phases of transport planning and operations.

Prof. Glenn Geers, Principal Engineer, Network Operations and Management at ARRB Group will present the webinar. Glenn is an Adjunct Associate Professor in the School of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of New South Wales. Glenn was responsible for the update of the AGTM12 - a noteworthy achievement among his impressive portfolio of project work. 

This webinar is offered as part of the ARRB webinar subscription package

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