In June 1988, the road construction authority Victoria (RCA) and the then department of main roads nsw, now the roads and traffic authority, (rta) commissioned ove arup and partners to investigate and report on cyclist use of urban freeways. The project was to provide advice in three areas: 1) the benefits and consequences of cyclist use of urban freeways; 2) measures that might be used to facilitate safe and convenient cyclist use of freeways; and 3) appropriate minimum and desirable standards that might be adopted in freeway design to facilitate safe and convenient cyclist use of freeways. This report is intended to be a resource document for use by the RCA and rta in formulating their policies towards cyclist use of freeways. However, the provision of recommendations regarding such use lies outside the scope of the project. In this context it should be noted that in Victoria cyclists are prohibited by law from using urban freeways whilst no such legal prohibition exists in New South Wales. Accordingly, the RCA has, as a first step, to resolve whether cycling should be permitted on no, some or all urban freeways. That decision does not need to be made by the rta. The report investigates a number of issues of relevance to allowing cyclist access to freeways: policy issues; the likely nature and extent of demand by cyclists for access to freeways; safety issues; physical design matters; behavioural issues; and future design of freeways for bicycles. Input on all of these matters was sought and received from a wide variety of interested groups. In addition, a review of available literature in Australia and abroad was conducted. (TRRL)

  • Corporate Authors:

    OVE ARUP and Partners

    79 Franklin Street
    Melbourne, Victoria,   Australia 
  • Publication Date: 1989-5

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 65 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00491529
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Mar 31 1990 12:00AM