Traffic management

Cover of Guide to Traffic Management Part 4: Network Management (2014 Edition)
Guide to Traffic Management Part 4: Network Management (2014 Edition)
  • Publication no: AGTM04-14
  • ISBN: 978-1-925037-44-9
  • Published: 27 February 2014
  • Edition: 2
  • Superseded

The Guide to Traffic Management Part 4: Network Management provides guidance on traffic management at a network level. It addresses network needs of the various categories of user, the characteristics of various types of network and, importantly, describes a planning process for balancing or prioritising the competing needs of different users. It describes the Network Operation Plan, which provides a framework for defining the intent of operation of the network, the priorities accorded to the various road user groups, network strategies, and the action plan that defines how the network is to be managed, operated and developed. Traffic management solutions and tools used to address needs at the network level include land-use access, traffic signals, parking, and lane allocation measures. These are discussed in general terms in this part, particularly in the context of the network management planning process.

This second edition updates aspects of the Guide that pertain to Network Operations. It includes an updated Section 5: Network Operation Plan based on current best practice in network operation planning. Particularly it describes an updated Austroads network operation planning framework and the core principles and processes in network operation planning.