Traffic management

Cover of Guide to Traffic Management Part 7: Traffic Management in Activity Centres
Guide to Traffic Management Part 7: Traffic Management in Activity Centres
  • Publication no: AGTM07-19
  • ISBN: 978-1-925854-05-3
  • Published: 25 February 2019
  • Edition: 2.1

Guide to Traffic Management: Part 7: Traffic Management in Activity Centres is concerned with the planning and management of centres typified by high levels of internal activity and interaction, especially by people on foot. It addresses the need to obtain a balance between providing for vehicular access and providing for pedestrian, cyclist and public transport needs without compromising the functionality of a site. It provides guidance for planners and engineers associated with the design, development and management of a variety of activity centres.

Part 7 presents the guiding principles for traffic management in activity centres, including the policy and planning context, and major considerations and processes involved. It outlines operational and physical measures to provide for movement to and within such centres, either as part of their planning or in their day-to-day management. It presents traffic management techniques and procedures that may be applied in activity centres and details their application in different kinds of centre, based on examples in practice.

Edition 2.1 of the Guide has been updated with Safe System content, including:

  • Section 2.3.8 moved to Section 2.2.2 to increase the prominence of safe system principles which are very important for managing the interaction between different user groups in a safe manner in areas where there are high levels of activity.
  • Additional Safe System content in Sections 2.2.3, 2.3.1, 2.3.8, 3.5.3, 3.6.4, 3.7.2, 3.7.3
  • Replacing Section 2.3.5 Road use prioritisation
  • Updating the reference list and cross references throughout.