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Guide to Traffic Management Part 8: Local Area Traffic Management
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…
Signal Management Techniques to Support Network Operations
This project has developed guidance on how signal management and operation should be undertaken to realise the intent of network operation planning and achieve the desired performance outcomes for road users.
Ability to Absorb Information Through Electronic and Static Signs
This report reviews current practices and research evidence on the co-location of three types of signs: direction signs (DS), variable message signs (VMS) and variable speed limits/lane control signs (VSL/LCS). An advanced driving simulator study…
Review of Sign Size for Electronic Regulatory Speed Signs
This report documents research to determine if the size of electronic regulatory speed signs (ERSS), such as variable speed limit signs, could be reduced without adversely impacting efficiency of driving or safety.
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…
New Traffic Signal Controller - Functional Specifications
This report provides a traffic or logical architecture for the new controller. Austroads recognised the need to develop a new generation of traffic signal controllers, making use of modular, scalable design with an open architecture. Two key…
Traffic Signal Controller - Future Directions: Functional Requirements
This report includes the examination and recommendation of a five-layer framework to implement controller functions. The key benefit of this concept is the clear demarcation of functions. The proposed concept allows functions to be built logically…
Traffic Signal Controller - Future Directions: Consultations and Literature Review
Computer processing power and memory availability have significantly advanced in the last few decades. New concepts in controller architecture and new vehicle detection technologies are now also available. Project NS1377 (Traffic Signal Controllers…
Revision of Guide to Traffic Engineering Practice Part 8: Traffic Control Devices

Austroads works towards uniformity of practice in respect of design, construction and user aspects of roads and bridges and with this purpose in view, publishes guides and procedures.

Traffic Engineering Practice, first published in 1965, is a…

Evaluation of Speed Limiting Locally Operating Warning Signs
This study investigated the efficacy of Speed Limiting Locally Operating Warning Signs (SLLOWS) at a number of sites in the Perth metropolitan area. It was found that SLLOWS were successful in reducing vehicle speed at all locations (3-4 km/h on…