Feasibility Study: Parking and Rest Opportunities in Areas Zoned for Industrial Purposes. Options Assessment
- Publication no: AP-R354-10
- ISBN: 978-1-921709-26-5
- Published: 26 May 2010
Parking for heavy vehicles is emerging as a significant issue in regards to heavy vehicle driver fatigue management. Parking facilities suitable for heavy vehicles are currently not available across the national network in enough locations to meet industry needs, delivery patterns and NTC guidelines. Governments play a role by providing opportunities for truck drivers to take rest breaks. State and Commonwealth governments are investing significant funds into improving the number, location and quality of rest facilities. This study looks at the potential of using locations in industrial areas for heavy vehicle parking to supplement the provision of roadside rest areas for freight vehicle drivers wishing to take rest breaks. This initiative would be used where there are gaps in roadside facilities and is strongly supported by the freight industry.
- AP-R354/10 Feasibility Study - Parking and Rest Opportunities in Areas Zoned for Industrial Purposes: Options Assessment
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- EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
- 1. INTRODUCTION
- 2. BACKGROUND
- 2.1. Fatigue Management
- 2.2. Review of legislation, policy and strategies for driver fatigue management and rest area opportunities.
- 2.3. Provision of rest facilities
- 2.4. User attitudes to parking in industrial area
- 2.5. Barrier to implementation of rest or parking bays
- 3. POTENTIAL OPTIONS
- 4. OPTIONS ASSESSMENT
- 4.1. Change time restrictions (Clause 200 of Australian Road Rules) to allow overnight on- street parking of freight vehicles in industrial areas.
- 4.2. Introduce specific regulations under the Heavy Vehicle Driver Fatigue regulations that specify the responsibility of local governments in providing rest areas
- 4.3. Identify potential space for truck operator rest facilities in industrial areas â€“ either exclusive as rest stops or for use overnight when daytime activities have stopped.
- 4.4. Include rest area requirements into planning provisions for new large industrial developments to ensure the developers of large freight generating developments incorporated rest areas for the freight operators who access such areas.
- 4.5. Identify and develop land or use road authority land around roadhouses and service centres on the edge of towns to increase parking supply where facilities are currently available
- 4.6. State agencies to continue to take a role in stakeholder negotiation on the provision of rest facilities, but with a greater focus on local government involvement and responsibility.
- 4.7. State agencies to take the lead role or assist in the identification of suitable sites for the development of strategically located rest areas.
- 4.8. Develop a rest area assessment and design toolkit.
- 5. IMPLEMENTATION DESIGN AND SIGHTING CONSIDERATIONS
- 6. CONCLUSION
- 7. APPENDICIES
- 7.1. Appendix A. Model legislation
- 7.2. Appendix B. Truck rest area hierarchy
- 7.3. Appendix C. Bibliography and document links.
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