Traffic management

Cover of Guide to Traffic Management Part 8: Local Area Traffic Management
Guide to Traffic Management Part 8: Local Area Traffic Management
  • Publication no: AGTM08-16
  • ISBN: 978-1-925451-11-5
  • Published: 4 May 2016
  • Edition: 2

Austroads Guide to Traffic Management Part 8: Local Area Traffic Management is concerned with the planning and management of road space usage within a local area, to reduce traffic volumes and speeds in local streets, to increase amenity and improve safety and access for residents, especially pedestrians and cyclists. It provides guidance for planners and engineers associated with the design, development and management of residential precincts.

Part 8 presents a systematic approach to traffic management in local areas, outlining the principles and practice of influencing driver behaviour in local streets – both directly by physical changes to the environment, and indirectly by influencing driver perceptions of what is appropriate behaviour. It provides guidance on the selection, design, application and effectiveness of traffic control measures on an area-wide or at least whole-of-street basis, including effects such schemes may have on local and arterial road networks.

Edition 2.0 of the Guide has been updated to:

  • reflect new design concepts and approaches to safety and local area traffic management
  • incorporate new evidence on the advantages and disadvantages of some LATM treatments
  • highlight that all four pillars of a Safe System should be central to the design of any LATM scheme
  • recognise that new LATM treatments have been developed and successfully trialled, and that the LATM treatments in most common use have changed
  • reflect the increased amount of information reported in relation to the management of pedestrians and cyclists within LATM treatments, particularly at lower speeds
  • recognise the increasing role of technology.