The paper discusses a number of issues that have been raised with respect to the planning of local street systems and the management of traffic within them. The first section, dealing with local street network planning, notes the nature and extent of planning criteria commonly applied by Australian local authorities. The basis of the conventional approach to road classification is queried, and recent observations by the author on the resultant conflict of functions on local streets are noted. Some recommendations for local network planning are given, focussing largely on the need to distinguish between access streets and traffic routes. The second section of the paper deals with the management and change of existing local streets. Data are presented to demonstrate that experience of the various techniques of local street management is widespread among local authorities. The paper therefore concentrates on the motives for change and the problems of implementation. Safety is stressed as a primary, not incidental, goal. The objectives that follow are discussed, and it is pointed out that objectives are not ends in themselves. The problems of implementing street closure programs are discussed, and it is concluded that street closures are a necessary but not sufficient tool of local street management (a). (TRRL)

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    • Australian Road Research Board Regional Symposium, 17th Perth, W.A. 1979/Program and Papers.
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    ARRB Group Ltd.

    Vermont South, Victoria  Australia 
  • Authors:
    • BRINDLE, R E
  • Publication Date: 1979

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  • Accession Number: 00311368
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB Group Ltd.
  • ISBN: 0 86910 353 9
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Jul 22 1980 12:00AM