Traffic management

Cover of Guide to Traffic Management Part 5: Road Management
Guide to Traffic Management Part 5: Road Management
  • Publication no: AGTM05-19
  • ISBN: 978-1-925854-03-9
  • Published: 25 February 2019
  • Edition: 3.1

Guide to Traffic Management Part 5: Road Management is concerned with traffic management on sections of road between major intersections. It focuses on traffic management issues and treatments related to various situations but does not provide dimensions or other details for the design of treatments as these are provided in the Guide to Road Design. Guidance on traffic management at intersections is provided in the Guide to Traffic Management Part 6: Intersections, Interchanges and Crossings.

Part 5 presents detailed information and guidelines relating to the factors that need to be considered in applying traffic management techniques and treatments to road types that include motorways and expressways, urban arterial roads, urban local roads, rural highways and rural local roads. It considers the needs of all road users including pedestrians, cyclists, motorcyclists, heavy vehicles and public transport. It provides the guidance under the four key areas of access management, road space requirements for general traffic use, allocation of road space between road users, lane management and speed limits.

Edition 3.1 of the Guide has been updated with Safe System content, including:

  • revisions to Section 6.1 The Safe System and Safe Speeds and Section 6.2 Implementation Framework to increase emphasis of the Safe System
  • information added to Section 6.3 General Philosophy of Speed Limits about the role of speed limits and pedestrian and cyclist accessibility, and the Guide to Road Safety Part 3: Speed Limits
  • revisions to Table 6.4 Urban roads – risk-based selection of speed limits for different road categories and functions, to align content with speed-survivability charts