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Guide to Road Design Part 4B: Roundabouts
The Guide to Road Design Part 4B: Roundabouts provides road designers and other practitioners with guidance on the geometric design of roundabouts. It covers design principles and procedures, and guidelines for all the key elements, thus enabling…
Review of Motorway Entrance Ramp Acceleration Lengths
This report investigates whether the ramp acceleration lengths provided in the Austroads Guides are valid for modern Australian vehicles.
Guide to Road Design Part 4C: Interchanges
Guide to Road Design Part 4C: Interchanges provides guidance on the geometric design of interchanges on freeways/motorways and on major arterial roads. The Guide covers the design of interchanges between: freeways and arterial roads; two freeways;…
Guide to Road Design Part 1: Introduction to Road Design
Guide to Road Design Part 1 provides an introduction to the road design process, defining its status, purpose and areas of application. It describes the functions and content of the 15 parts in the Guide to Road Design. The context of the road…
Guide to Road Design Part 6B: Roadside Environment
Guide to Road Design Part 6B: Roadside Environmentcontains information on the components of roadside areas that may need to be accommodated within a road reserve. These components include environmental aspects such as fauna management and noise…
Road Geometry for Improved Rural Safety

This report draws on literature and crash data analysis to identify and quantify geometric road design elements which contribute to casualty crash occurrence and severity on rural roads, e.g. lack of sealed shoulders, steep downhill grades combined…

Road Design for Heavy Vehicles

Heavy vehicle crashes across Australia and New Zealand continue to be a major road safety issue. There are road design criteria that are not based on the requirements of heavy vehicles and the purpose of this study was to update criteria for…

Safety Provisions for Floodways Over Roads
This report summarises research into effective ways of alerting drivers to the dangers of crossing a floodway when it is under water.
Assessment of the Effectiveness of On-road Bicycle Lanes at Roundabouts in Australia and New Zealand
This report documents the research undertaken for Austroads on bicycle lanes at roundabouts. An extensive literature review informed empirical data gathering.The literature review revealed strong evidence that bicycle lanes on the approach and…
Improving Roadside Safety: Summary Report
This report presents road safety engineering practitioners in Australia and New Zealand with updated advice on hazard management, treatment selection and barrier placement in a Safe System context. Roadside hazards pose a major risk to the occupants…