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The State-of-the-Art of Bitumen Emulsions in Australia and New Zealand
This report has been prepared by the Austroads Emulsion Project to provide general information on the use and application of bitumen emulsions in Australia and New Zealand. The information contained herein has been compiled from surveys and project…
Community Road Safety in Australia and New Zealand
There has been a considerable growth in interest in Community Road Safety in recent years, both on the part of central authorities which have an interest in reducing the road toll and on the part of local communities and their governments. This…
Investigation of Internal Bus Safety Measures
The recent report Review of the School Bus Safety Action Plan (AP-R207, 2002) detailed the implementation of a range of school bus safety measures by jurisdictions and also provided a methodology for refining and prioritising measures contained in…
Providing Sustainable Transport Solutions: How can we meet the increasing desire for mobility and protect our quality of life?
This is the winning entry in the Australian and New Zealand section of the PIARC World Road Association 2003 Essay Competition in the category Essays of Young Professionals. Recent history has shown an increasing desire for mobility; with increasing…
Geometric Design for Trucks: When, Where and How?
While truck tracking characteristics are a primary consideration for intersection geometry and curve widening practices, most road geometric design standards, particularly alignment design standards, are based on the performance characteristics of…
Progress Report on the 2001/02 National Mix Design Program
The report describes the work undertaken in the first year of a two-year project to assist implementation of a new Australian asphalt mix design procedure. The main tasks undertaken were (i) preparation of an update for the Australian Provisional…
Intelligent transport systems in Asset management: Issues Paper
The aim of this Issues Paper is a further refinement and clarification of the ITS Workshop outcomes and so that the following is achieved: The identification of the extent and role of ITS applications and their potential impact of future road asset…
Evaluation of the Proposed Actions Emanating from Road Safety Audits
A Road Safety Audit (RSA) is a formal, independent review of new and existing road and traffic operation plans. In recent years, road authorities in Australia and New Zealand have recognised the potential of RSAs to prevent crashes or reduce their…
Reducing Collisions at Passive Railway Level Crossings in Australia
This report examines safety at passive railway crossings in Australia, in response to a request from the Australian Transport Council. It is estimated that there are 6,000 railway crossings in Australia without active systems to signal the approach…
Investigation of Cyclist Safety at Intersections
This report investigates casualty cyclist accidents over two years in metropolitan areas of Melbourne and Sydney, and the nature of crashes and intersection features at 18 sites in Melbourne with higher cyclist crash numbers, in an attempt to:…