Freight

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Guideline for Freight Routes in Urban and Rural Areas
  • Publication no: AP-R316-07
  • ISBN: 978-1-921329-32-6
  • Published: 30 October 2007
This report provides a practical and comprehensive representation, in the form of case studies, which outline successful approaches to the identification and planning of road freight routes in urban and rural areas by a number of state jurisdictions. These case studies also accurately portray the approaches taken to publicly identify freight routes and networks through statutory planning processes. This report will be beneficial in assisting state road agencies to identify freight networks that are relative to their freight operating environment and to consider aspects such as complexity and economic importance of the network/ routes under consideration. It will also assist in adding consistency, improving existing processes and setting practical outcomes.
  • EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
  • INTRODUCTION
  • Context and Purpose
  • Approach
  • Scope of this Guideline
  • Related Austroads Publications
  • Organisation of the Guideline
  • Using this Guideline
  • PART 1: FREIGHT ROUTE NETWORK IDENTIFICATION
  • Overview
  • 1.1. Transport networks
  • 1.2. Types of freight route networks
    • 1.2.1. Major freight routes
    • 1.2.2. High wide load routes
    • 1.2.3. Commodity routes
  • 1.3. Identifying Freight Route Networks
    • 1.3.1. Freight Route Identification Toolbox
    • 1.3.2. Case studies
  • PART 2: FREIGHT ROUTE PLANNING
  • 2.1. Principles
  • 2.2. Triggers for Freight route planning
    • 2.2.1. International practices
  • 2.3. Detailed Route Planning
  • Route planning stages
  • Stage 1. Identify Objectives
  • Stage 2. Develop Assessment Criteria
  • Stage 3. Understand Demand and Network Performance
  • Stage 4. Develop Route Options
  • Stage 5. Assess Options
  • Stage 6. Develop an Action Plan
  • Stage 7. Implement the Plan
  • Stage 8 Monitor and Review
  • 2.4. Route Planning Analysis Tools
    • 2.4.1. Freight Data
    • 2.4.2. Demand Estimation
    • 2.4.3. Evaluation
  • BIBLIOGRAPHY
  • APPENDIX A: DATA SOURCES
  • Appendix B: GLOSSARY OF TERMS