Bell Street and Manningham Road travel time surveys

This document presents the results of travel time surveys conducted in 1990 along Bell Street and Manningham Road linking the north-eastern and western suburbs of Melbourne. It compares these results with those obtained in 1982 on sections of Bell Street and Manningham Road. There have been significant changes in travel characteristics between 1982 and 1990, with average travel times increasing 16 per cent in the morning peak and 34 per cent in the evening peak. Level of Service on parts of the route have deteriorated to 'D' and 'C', whereas for the road cross section available it should be 'B'. The deterioration in travel times can be put down to the lack of road capacity through the Heidelberg Shopping Centre which will soon be rectified by the opening of the Bell-Banksia link in 1991. Furthermore, the widened bridge over Merri Creek when completed, will also relieve the current congestion at the Nicholson Street and Elizabeth Street intersections. With the removal of these two bottle-necks, travel times along the route should improve. Excellent travel conditions were generally found along the route in both directions during off-peak periods. From 1991 further improvements to SCRAM along this route with the Bell-Banksia link in place and the new Merri Creek bridge will lead to further reductions in travel times in both peaks.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Royal Automobile Club of Victoria (RACV)

    Noble Park, Victoria   
  • Authors:
    • Williams, D J
  • Publication Date: 1990-10


  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: 44p
  • Serial:
    • Issue Number: TS90/10

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01432476
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 24 2012 5:03PM