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Tools that Impact Network Performance: Summary Report
  • Publication no: AP-R313-07
  • ISBN: 978-1-921329-17-3
  • Published: 1 October 2007
This Austroads project was initiated to enable road authorities to develop a better understanding of how various traffic management tools and proposed operational changes to the road network affected the performance of the entire road network, with a focus on roads operating under congested conditions. This report is the final report of the project drawing together the feedback from practitioners from these presentations and workshops. Practitioners comments focussed on six areas; taking a fresh look, increasing awareness, research, knowledge transfer, policies and working together. Three action steps are recommended; sharing the learnings, monitoring and evaluation of the current network performance and pilots, trials, field operational tests, demonstration projects. The focus of a future strategy is recommended in three related areas, aligned to the action steps listed above. They are investment in data collection for network performance, software systems and network performance evaluation tools, the commencement of pilot/testing sites to trial and integrate hardware and software and further research in the areas of performance metrics, driver learning under dynamic traffic management, control algorithms (ramp metering, signals) and new detection technologies.
  • AP-R313/07 Tools that Impact Network Performance: Summary Report
  • 1. INTRODUCTION
    • 1.1. Project Brief
    • 1.2. Objectives
    • 1.3. Fit with Other Austroads Projects
    • 1.4. Structure of the Report
  • 2. BACKGROUND
    • 2.1. Project Timing
  • 3. CONSOLIDATION OF THE REPORTS
    • 3.1. Literature Review
    • 3.2. Measurement and Evaluation Tools
    • 3.3. Road Space Allocation Tools
    • 3.4. Dynamic Traffic Management Systems
    • 3.5. Integrated Tools
  • 4. FEEDBACK FROM WORKSHOP
    • 4.1. Workshop Program
    • 4.2. Workshop Comments
  • 5. STRATEGY FOR ADOPTION
    • 5.1. Investment
    • 5.2. Field Work/Operations
    • 5.3. Research
    • 5.4. Next Steps
  • 6. CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
    • 6.1. Link to the project’s objectives
    • 6.2. Conclusions
    • 6.3. Recommendations
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