PLANNING FOR ROAD SAFETY

This booklet focuses on a series of basic guidelines that will, when applied, lead to a safer system for all road users, including cyclists and pedestrians. These guidelines address broad issues rather than the more detailed elements which may be found in design manuals and are applicable to both new and established urban areas in cities and country towns. The booklet encourages informed discussion between members of the community--those who plan and design urban facilities and those in the decision arena, particularly at the local government level, who adjudicate between alternatives. The two basic objectives of the guidelines are: (1) to balance the traffic movement and access functions of roads so that roads having high traffic movement have low access and vice versa; and (2) to minimize the potential number of conflicts and the severity of accidents wherever conflicting situations occur.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Department of Transport, Australia

    Office of Road Safety, P.O. Box 594
    Canberra, A.C.T. 2601,   Australia 
  • Publication Date: 1984

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 74 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00396901
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-038 215
  • Files: HSL, TRIS, ATRI, USDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 31 1985 12:00AM