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: AGTM08-08
  • ISBN: 978-1-92132-950-0
  • Published: 1 April 2008
  • Edition: 1
  • Superseded

Part 8 of the Guide to Traffic Management – 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.