Network Operations

Our Network projects focus on network operations planning, ITS architecture, safety at road worksites, congestion and reliability, and active transport.

Latest publications and webinars

Webinar: Improving the Reliability of Heavy Vehicle Parameters to Support More Accurate Traffic Modelling in Australia and New Zealand
This webinar, presented on 9 December 2019, provides an overview of ways to more accurately model heavy vehicle movements during interrupted traffic flows in Australia and New Zealand.
Webinar: Standardisation of ITS Technology Asset Management Datasets
This webinar, presented on 5 December 2019, provides an overview of the first version of the standardised condition and performance datasets for intelligent transport systems (ITS) assets. ITS assets are technologies placed in vehicles and…
Improving the Reliability of Heavy Vehicle Parameters to Support More Accurate Traffic Modelling in Australia and New Zealand
This report explores heavy vehicle parameters which can be used to improve the accuracy of traffic modelling in Australia and New Zealand. The focus was on relevant parameters used in SIDRA, LINSIG, AIMSUN and VISSIM to model heavy vehicle movements…

The Network Task Force's objective is to improve the efficient, reliable and safe operation of the road network. Read about their work and projects.

Austroads' Guide to Traffic Management provides comprehensive traffic management guidance for practitioners involved in traffic engineering, road design and road safety.

Austroads' Guide to Temporary Traffic Management details contemporary temporary traffic management practice for application in Australia and New Zealand.

Austroads' Guide to Smart Motorways  provides practitioners with a standardised set of smart motorway information within a single reference document.

A overview of Austroads' projects to develop a National ITS Architecture,  a priority action in the Policy Framework for ITS in Australia. 

The Pedestrian Facility Selection Tool helps practitioners select the most appropriate type of pedestrian crossing based on walkability, safety and economic outcomes. Link to Tool and user guide.

Background to the development of the SmartRoads Tool and links to the current version.