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The application of Network Operations Planning Framework to assist with Congestion Management and integrated land use and transport
  • Publication no: AP-R426-13
  • ISBN: 978-1-921991-80-6
  • Published: 11 March 2013

The Austroads Network Operation Planning Framework (the Framework) was developed in 2009 however it is not widely used by road agencies. This research aimed to understand each road agency’s approach and consider how the Framework could be improved to reflect current/emerging practice.

The project examined eight examples of how network operation activities are undertaken across New Zealand, Western Australia, Queensland and Victoria. This report outlines each phase of the current Framework, how the jurisdictions are applying the elements of the phase, and recommends changes to the order and elements of some of the phases. A new network operations planning framework was developed and described in this report.

  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Overview of issues
  • 3. Discussion on current Framework
    • 3.1. Phase 1 – Network Operation Objectives
    • 3.2. Phase 2 – Network and Services Definition
      • 3.2.1. Study Area Definition
      • 3.2.2. Road User Priority
      • 3.2.3. Consideration of ‘Place’
      • 3.2.4. Road User Services
      • 3.2.5. Summary
    • 3.3. Phase 3 – Network Performance
    • 3.4. Phase 4 – Management Options for Network Operations
    • 3.5. Phase 5 – Development of Network Operation Plans
    • 3.6. Phase 6 – Implementation of Network Operation Plans
    • 3.7. Phase 7 – Evaluation of Plans and Network Performance
  • 4. Proposed framework
  • 5. Conclusions and Recommendations
  • References
  • Appendix A GlOSSARY
  • Appendix B ringwood activities area planning case study (victoria)
  • B.1 Project Description
  • B.2 Phase 1 – Network Operations Objectives
  • B.2.1 Key Objectives for Network Operations
  • B.2.2 Key Network Performance Requirements
  • B.3 Phase 2 – Network and Services Definition
  • B.3.1 Defined Road Network Corridor/Area
  • B.3.2 Defined Road Hierarchy/Priorities
  • B.3.3 Defined ‘Road User Services’ to be Deployed Across the Network
  • B.4 Phase 3 – Network Performance
  • B.4.1 Performance Measures
  • B.4.2 Gaps in Network Performance
  • B.4.3 Defined Service Standards and Infrastructure Standards
  • B.5 Phase 4 – Management Options for Network Operations
  • B.5.1 Clear Identifications of ‘Best Fit’ Options that Align with the Major Functions Required of Network Operations
  • B.6 Phase 5 – Development of Network Operation Plans
  • B.6.1 Development of an Appraisal Framework that Allows Road Agencies to Determine the Cost-effectiveness of Management Options
  • B.6.2 Development of the Network Operation Plans
  • B.7 Phase 6 – Implementation of Network Operation Plans
  • B.7.1 Program Management Guidelines for Road Network Operations
  • B.7.2 Development and Implementation of a Program for Road Network Operations Including Operational Adjustments
  • B.8 Phase 7 – Evaluation of Plans and Network Performance
  • B.8.1 Identification of Factors that may have (not) Contributed to the Attainment of Objectives
  • Appendix C Metropolitan Melbourne Area (Greater Melbourne) Strategic/Tactical Planning CASE STUDY (Victoria)
  • C.1 Project Description
  • C.2 Phase 1 – Network Operations Objectives
  • C.2.1 Key Objectives for Network Operations
  • C.2.2 Key Network Performance Requirements
  • C.3 Phase 2 – Network and Services Definition
  • C.3.1 Defined Road Network Corridor/Area
  • C.3.2 Defined Road Hierarchy/Priorities
  • C.3.3 Defined ‘Road User Services’ to be Deployed Across the Network
  • C.4 Phase 3 – Network Performance
  • C.4.1 Performance Measures
  • C.4.2 Gaps in Network Performance
  • C.4.3 Defined Service Standards and Infrastructure Standards
  • C.5 Phase 4 – Management Options for Network Operations
  • C.6 Phase 5 – Development of Network Operation Plans
  • C.6.1 Development of an Appraisal Framework that Allows Road Agencies to Determine the Cost-effectiveness of Management Options
  • C.6.2 Development of the Network Operation Plans
  • C.7 Phase 6 – Implementation of Network Operation Plans
  • C.8 Phase 7 – Evaluation of Plans and Network Performance
  • Appendix D Nicholson Street Full Tram Priority Trial CASE Study (Victoria)
  • D.1 Project Description
  • D.2 Phase 1 – Network Operations Objectives
  • D.2.1 Key Objectives for Network Operations
  • D.2.2 Key Network Performance Requirements
  • D.3 Phase 2 – Network and Services Definition
  • D.3.1 Defined Road Network Corridor/Area
  • D.3.2 Defined Road Hierarchy/Priorities
  • D.3.3 Defined ‘Road User Services’ to be Deployed Across the Network
  • D.4 Phase 3 – Network Performance
  • D.4.1 Performance Measures
  • D.4.2 Gaps in Network Performance
  • D.4.3 Defined Service Standards and Infrastructure Standards
  • D.5 Phase 4 – Management Options for Network Operations
  • D.5.1 Clear Identification of ‘Best Fit’ Options that Align with the Major Functions Required of Network Operations
  • D.6 Phase 5– Development of Network Operation Plans
  • D.6.1 Development of an Appraisal Framework that Allows Road Agencies to Determine the Cost-effectiveness of Management Options
  • D.6.2 Development of the Network Operation Plans
  • D.7 Phase 6 – Implementation of Network Operation Plans
  • D.8 Phase 7 – Evaluation of Plans and Network Performance
  • D.8.1 Identification of Factors that may have (not) Contributed to the Attainment of Objectives
  • Appendix E Gateway WA – Perth Airport and Freight Access Project Case Study (western australia)
  • E.1 Project Description
  • E.2 Phase 1 – Network Operations Objectives
  • E.2.1 Key Objectives for Network Operations
  • E.2.2 Key Network Performance Requirements
  • E.3 Phase 2 – Network and Services Definition
  • E.3.1 Defined Road Network Corridor/Area
  • E.3.2 Defined Road Hierarchy/Priorities
  • E.3.3 Defined ‘Road User Services’ to be Deployed Across the Network
  • E.4 Phase 3 – Network Performance
  • E.4.1 Performance Measures
  • E.4.2 Gaps in Network Performance
  • E.4.3 Defined Service Standards and Infrastructure Standards
  • E.5 Phase 4 – Management Options for Network Operations
  • E.5.1 Clear Identification of ‘Best Fit’ Options that Align with the Major Functions Required of Network Operations
  • E.6 Phase 5 – Development of Network Operation Plans
  • E.7 Phase 6 – Implementation of Network Operation Plans
  • E.8 Phase 7 – Evaluation of Plans and Network Performance
  • Appendix F Draft North Brisbane Area Case Study (Queensland)
  • F.1 Project Description
  • F.2 Phase 1 – Network Operations Objectives
  • F.3 Phase 2 – Network and Services Definition
  • F.4 Phase 3 – Network Performance
  • F.5 Phase 4 – Management Options for Network Operations
  • F.6 Phase 5 – Development of Network Operation Plans
  • F.7 Phase 6 – Implementation of Network Operation Plans
  • F.8 Phase 7 – Evaluation of Plans and Network Performance
  • Appendix G Gold Coast Highway Bus Lane Project Case Study (Queensland)
  • G.1 Project Description
  • G.2 Phase 1 – Network Operations Objectives
  • G.2.1 Key Objectives for Network Operations
  • G.2.2 Key Network Performance Requirements
  • G.3 Phase 2 – Network and Services Definition
  • G.3.1 Defined Road Network Corridor/Area
  • G.3.2 Defined Road Hierarchy/Priorities
  • G.3.3 Defined ‘Road User Services’ to be Deployed Across the Network
  • G.4 Phase 3 – Network Performance
  • G.5 Phase 4 – Management Options for Network Operations
  • G.5.1 Clear Identifications of ‘Best Fit’ Options that Align with the Major Functions Required of Network Operations
  • G.6 Phase 5 – Development of Network Operation Plans
  • G.6.1 Development of an Appraisal Framework that Allows Road Agencies to Determine the Cost-effectiveness of Management Options
  • G.6.2 Development of the Network Operation Plans
  • G.7 Phase 6 – Implementation of Network Operation Plans
  • G.8 Phase 7 – Evaluation of Plans and Network Performance
  • Appendix H Tauranga Urban Network Strategy Case Study (New Zealand)
  • H.1 Project Description
  • H.2 Phase 1 – Network Operations Objectives
  • H.2.1 Key Objectives for Network Operations
  • H.2.2 Key Network Performance Requirements
  • H.3 Phase 2 – Network and Services Definition
  • H.3.1 Defined Road Network Corridor/Area
  • H.3.2 Defined Road Hierarchy/Priorities
  • H.3.3 Defined ‘Road User Services’ to be Deployed Across the Network
  • H.4 Phase 3 – Network Performance
  • H.4.1 Performance Measures
  • H.4.2 Gaps in Network Performance
  • H.4.3 Defined Service Standards and Infrastructure Standards
  • H.5 Phase 4 – Management Options for Network Operations
  • H.5.1 Clear Identification of ‘Best Fit’ Options that Align with the Major Functions Required of Network Operations
  • H.6 Phase 5 – Development of Network Operation Plans
  • H.6.1 Development of an Appraisal Framework that Allows Road Agencies to Determine the Cost-effectiveness of Management Options
  • H.6.2 Development of the Network Operation Plans
  • H.7 Phase 6 – Implementation of Network Operation Plans
  • H.8 Phase 7 – Evaluation of Plans and Network Performance