An approach to road planning investigations

This paper describes the approach to planning investigations now used in Victoria to examine current and future deficiencies in selected corridors in both rural and urban areas, and to generate, analyse and evaluate possible alternative courses of action to overcome these deficiencies. The aims and requirements of the study process, and considerations relating to the need for an investigation, are first discussed. The paper describes various aspects of the study design and procedures, the generation of alternatives, the assessment and evaluation of alternatives, environment assessment, and planning scheme procedures. The overall approach, which has evolved as a result of practical experience in a variety of rural and urban investigations, and through the application of both Australian and overseas research findings, is to follow a comprehensive and systematic process to identify and deal with all the relevant engineering, economic, social, environment and planning issues. Typical examples of rural and urban investigations are then outlined. The paper concludes with a brief discussion on the value and effectiveness of these types of investigations.


  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: 30-42
  • Monograph Title: Land use traffic impact prediction
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 10
    • Issue Number: 5

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01439210
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 24 2012 10:04PM