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Design Vehicle and Turning Path Templates Guide

In 2013 Austroads published the third edition of its Design Vehicles and Turning Path Templates.

The resource includes:

  • a user guide covering the basis of the turning templates and road hierarchy (available for free as a PDF)
  • design vehicle dimensions and drawings in PNG and PDF formats
  • turning templates in DWG (AutoCad 2010) and PDF formats.

The design vehicles included in this document provide guidance to cover most normal intersection designs. The vehicle turning path templates are plots of the vehicle wheelpath and the path traced by other relevant points on the vehicle or load. They show the swept path envelope resulting from various angles of turn at a particular radius.

The resource can be purchased in hard copy with the drawings supplied on CD or as an electronic download.

This webinar provides an introduction to the resource.

 

This edition of the resource includes templates for:

Passenger vehicle (5.2 m)

  • 6.3 m radius

Service vehicle (8.8 m)

  • 9 m radius, 5 km/h
  • 12.5 m radius, 5 km/h
  • 15 m radius, 5 to 15 km/h
  • 20 m radius, 15 to 20 km/h
  • 30 m radius, 20 to 30 km/h

Single unit truck/bus (12.5 m)

  • 12.5 m radius, 5 km/h
  • 15 m radius, 5 to 15 km/h
  • 20 m radius, 15 to 20 km/h
  • 30 m radius, 20 to 30 km/h

Long rigid bus (14.5 m)

  • 12.5 m radius, 5 km/h
  • 15 m radius, 5 to 15 km/h
  • 20 m radius, 15 to 20 km/h
  • 30 m radius, 20 to 30 km/h

Articulated bus (19 m)

  • 12.5 m radius, 5 km/h
  • 15 m radius, 5 to 15 km/h
  • 20 m radius, 15 to 20 km/h
  • 30 m radius, 20 to 30 km/h

Prime mover and semi-trailer (19 m)

  • 12.5 m radius, 5 km/h
  • 15 m radius, 5 to 15 km/h
  • 20 m radius, 15 to 20 km/h
  • 30 m radius, 20 to 30 km/h

Passenger vehicle (5.2 m) and a prime mover and semi-trailer (19 m)

  • 15 m radius, 5 to 15 km/h
  • 20 m radius, 15 to 20 km/h
  • 30 m radius, 20 to 30 km/h

Prime mover and long semi-trailer (25 m)

  • 12.5 m radius, 5 km/h
  • 15 m radius, 5 to 15 km/h
  • 20 m radius, 15 to 20 km/h
  • 30 m radius, 20 to 30 km/h

B-double (25 m)

  • 12.5 m radius, 5 km/h
  • 15 m radius, 5 to 15 km/h
  • 20 m radius, 15 to 20 km/h
  • 30 m radius, 20 to 30 km/h

B-double (26 m)

  • 12.5 m radius, 5 km/h
  • 15 m radius, 5 to 15 km/h
  • 20 m radius, 15 to 20 km/h
  • 30 m radius, 20 to 30 km/h

B-triple (35.4 m)

  • 15 m radius, 5 to 15 km/h
  • 20 m radius, 15 to 20 km/h
  • 30 m radius, 20 to 30 km/h

A-double (Type I road train) (36.2 m)

  • 15 m radius, 5 to 15 km/h
  • 20 m radius, 15 to 20 km/h
  • 30 m radius, 20 to 30 km/h

Australian and New Zealand road agencies and local councils

Austroads members can download an electronic version of the templates for free. This includes all state and territory road agencies and local councils in Australia and New Zealand.

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