Road design

Cover of Guide to Road Design Part 6B: Roadside Environment
Guide to Road Design Part 6B: Roadside Environment
  • Publication no: AGRD06B-09
  • ISBN: 978-1-92155-176-5
  • Published: 12 August 2009
  • Edition: 1
  • Superseded

The Guide to Road Design Part 6B: Roadside Environment provides guidance for road designers and other practitioners on the types of features and facilities that may need to be accommodated within a roadside. Effective design of roadside areas requires a coordinated approach that simultaneously supports the functional requirements of the road and enhances the roadside environment, rather than simply minimising environmental impacts. It describes and discusses design objectives, principles and considerations for a diverse range of roadside functions, features and facilities relating to environmental aspects, roadside amenity and roadside infrastructure. The need to meet ecologically sustainable development principles in relation to stormwater run-off and fauna management is emphasised and guidelines are provided for fauna crossings and noise control. Part 6B also provides guidelines on the provision and design of roadside infrastructure that is necessary to support safe, efficient and convenient travel by road users.