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Congestion and Reliability Review: Summary

This summary provides an overview of the Congestion and Reliability Reviewwhich measures levels and identifies key causes of congestion across major cities in Australia and New Zealand.

The Review proposes an approach to identifying and assessing…

Congestion and Reliability Review: Full Report

The Congestion and Reliability Reviewmeasures the levels of congestion across major cities in Australia and New Zealand and identifies the key causes of congestion.

The report proposes an approach to identifying and assessing congestion interventions…

The application of Network Operations Planning Framework to assist with Congestion Management and integrated land use and transport
The Austroads Network Operation Planning Framework (the Framework) was developed in 2009 however it is not widely used by road agencies. This research aimed to understand each road agency’s approach and consider how the Framework could be improved…
Upstream and Downstream Detection to Improve Congested Network Operation
Congestion in Australian cities has continued to get worse with significant increases in population and new car registrations. About a million new motor vehicles per year were registered in Australia in the years 2005-2007 before the global…
Impact of Light Commercial Vehicles / Rigid Trucks in Urban Networks: Scoping Study
The purpose of the study is to recommend an ongoing Austroads research programme that is focussed on the impacts of the increasing volume of light commercial vehicles (LCVs) and rigid trucks (Rigids) on the urban traffic network in terms of their…
Balancing Traffic Density in a Signalised Network
The current practice of balancing traffic density or distributing traffic evenly in a road network is essentially subjective and is achieved manually through expert opinions. This report summarises these expert opinions and investigates whether…
Estimating Road Network Congestion and Associated Costs
The objective of Austroads Project NS1203 (Estimating Road Network Congestion and Associated Costs) is to develop a procedure to calculate delay and associated congestion costs by making use of directly measurable traffic data. Network performance…
Freeway Traffic Flow Under Congested Conditions: Literature Review
This report provides a literature review on the analyses of the flow breakdown process on a freeway. It begins with the basic freeway flow theory and automatic freeway control tools now in operation. The factors that contribute to flow breakdowns on…
Review of Recent Developments in Road Pricing, Including Freight Phase 1: Key issues and experience
This study reviews recent developments in road pricing for managing road travel demand and congestion, and identifies potential pricing mechanisms to facilitate freight modal choice based on marginal social costs including environmental and other…
Review of Recent Developments in Road Pricing, Including Freight Phase 2: Possible applicability of road pricing in Australasia
This report provides an analysis of road pricing from a technical perspective to inform road authorities in Australia and New Zealand of some of the key issues involved. A key objective is to provide advice on what is required to identify and…