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Network Task Force The Network Task Force's objective is to improve the efficient, reliable and safe operation of the road network. The transport of people and goods is essential to the economic and social development of the community. Substantial investment is made in road networks to facilitate this. The development and…
‘Smart motorways’ (also referred to as managed motorways) is the term used to describe motorways that have information, communications and control systems incorporated in and alongside the road. These technology-based systems are deployed to actively manage traffic flows and improve road capacity and safety, as well as deliver other important…
The Austroads Guide to Traffic Management has 13 parts and provides comprehensive traffic management guidance for practitioners involved in traffic engineering, road design and road safety.   Download an overview the Guide [300Kb | PDF]. The Guide to Traffic Management comprises of: Part 1: Introduction to Traffic Management provides an…
Austroads research and technical reports are available for free once you log-in to the Austroads publications website. < See All Network Management Report Recent Network Management Reports Network Performance Indicators This report outlines a set of principles for the presentation of network performance data to best engage users and capitalise on cross-industry best-practice.…
Intelligent transport systems (ITS) include: 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 sources, such as parking guidance predictive techniques that allow advanced modelling and comparison…
ThecPedestrian Facility Selection Tool is designed to help Australian and New Zealand practitioners select the most appropriate type of pedestrian crossing based on walkability, safety and economic outcomes. In 2018 the economic values were updated and a save/load function, maintenance costs, crossing upgrades and unfeasibility reasons were added. Accessing the…
Traffic and transport management play a key role in the realisation of government and community outcomes of mobility and places.  Under limited road and footway space, there are often competing priorities between transport modes and adjacent land uses.  A Network Operation Plan (NOP) aims to guide public and private road…
Industry consultation now open for Parts 2 and 8 of the Austroads Guide to Temporary Traffic Management Practice Working on roads and roadsides poses significant risks to workers and motorists with changed roadway conditions, disrupted traffic flow, limited working space, and movement of construction and public vehicles in close proximity…

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