Guide to Traffic Management

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.

The Guide to Traffic Management comprises of:

  • Part 1: Introduction to Traffic Management provides an introduction to the discipline of traffic management and an overview of the structure and content of the guide.
  • Part 2: Traffic Theory provides an introduction to the characteristics of traffic flow and the theories, models and statistical distributions used to describe traffic phenomena.
  • Part 3: Traffic Studies and Analysis is concerned with the collection and analysis of traffic data for the purpose of traffic management and traffic control within a network.
  • Part 4: Network Management covers the broad strategies and objectives of managing road networks to provide effective traffic management for all road users.
  • Part 5: Road Management is focused on ‘mid-block’ traffic management issues that apply to a single length of a road. It covers road space allocation, access management, lane management and speed management.
  • Part 6: Intersections, Interchanges and Crossings is focused on traffic management at locations where different traffic and road user streams intersect each other. It includes grade-separated interchanges, as well as rail crossings and pedestrian and bicycle crossings.
  • Part 7: Traffic Management in Activity Centres covers principles for the planning and traffic management of activity centres and associated transport nodes.
  • Part 8: Local Area Traffic Management provides guidance on traffic control measures applied on an area-wide or whole-of-street basis, including the effects such schemes may have on local and arterial road networks.
  • Part 9: Traffic Operations covers traffic operational matters such as traffic signals and incident management, and includes the management of transport information and operational management of road space for all road users.
  • Part 10: Traffic Control and Communication Devices provides guidance on the design and use of traffic control and communication devices, including signals, signs, markings and delineation.
  • Part 11: Parking describes the process of determining the demand for, and supply of, parking and provides a parking policy framework.
  • Part 12: Traffic Impacts of Developments covers the relationship between road level of service and access management, and provides information on the processes for assessing the traffic and transport impacts of land use developments.
  • Part 13: Road Environment Safety covers ways of ensuring a safe road environment within a traffic management context.