Planning arterial roads within subdivisions

This paper considers design aspects of arterial roads spaced at one kilometre intervals with volumes of less than 25,000 veh/day. It is considered that these roads should be designed as part of the residential area they serve, but their location must be established during the strategic plan. It is suggested that a subhierarchy of arterial roads can be established in which the design elements indicate the function of the roads to the driver. Low volume roads could include elements such as closely spaced intersections, bus stops and pedestrian crossings and a form of design threshold is outlined. The term 'urban encounter' is used as a measure of driver response to the road hierarchy, and the term 'traffic friction element' is used for traffic capacity control. It is suggested that the planning process can be presented in guidelines form to the district planner, and this paper is based on a report to the Albury-Wodonga Development Corporation in which tentative thresholds were proposed. It is acknowledged that some aspects of the paper have not been researched. However, observations on existing arterial roads and other related research indicates principles to follow.


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Media Info

  • Pagination: 71-4
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 9
    • Issue Number: 2

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  • Accession Number: 01439581
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 24 2012 10:24PM