Guidelines for the use of speed control devices on bus routes

For many years there has been widespread concern in local government and the bus industry regarding the use of raised speed control devices on suburban bus routes as part of Local Area Traffic Management Schemes implemented by local councils. The concern relates to possible bus damage, delays to timetabling and decreased passenger comfort caused by the inappropriate installation of devices, such as road humps and raised thresholds. Guidelines for the design and application of appropriate speed control devices on bus routes have therefore been developed by the Department of Transport in association with the Roads and Traffic Authority and after consultation with Bus and Coach Association, State Transit Authority and selected local councils. The Guidelines outline acceptable device designs and advise councils to consult local bus operators when proposing to install speed control devices on bus routes. It is envisaged that these Guidelines will ultimately be incorporated in the revised Guidelines for Traffic Facilities, being prepared by the RTA.

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  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Prepared in consultation with Roads and Traffic Authority, New South Wales. State Transit Authority and Bus and Coach Association (NSW)
  • Corporate Authors:

    New South Wales. Department of Transport

  • Publication Date: 1992


  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: 18p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01433525
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • ISBN: 0731001222
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 24 2012 5:44PM