During 1982 travel times were measured on eleven major roads in the Melbourne metropolitan area. The main findings of the 1982 travel time survey are as follows: average morning peak period speeds were in the range 33 km/h to 73 km/h and evening peak period average speeds in the range 32 km/h to 77 km/h; evening peak period average speeds are typically higher than morning peak period average speeds; 82 per cent of the road network surveyed was operating at a speed greater than 30 km/h in the morning peak period whilst for the evening peak period this figure was 88 per cent; maximum travel time was generally between 10 per cent and 19 per cent greater than the average travel time for a route; the advantage of freeways over divided arterial roads and the advantage of divided arterial roads over undivided arterial roads was borne out by average travel speeds; to remove congestion points on approaches to the CBD there is a need for linking existing freeways to form a bypass; "at-grade" rail crossings in Toorak Road, Tooronga Road, Burke Road, bell street and station street adversely affect traffic flow; the Western Highway route had the highest percentage of route length (28 per cent) operating below 30 km/h in both the morning and evening peak periods; the majority of comparable 1982 route average speeds have improved on 1981 figures; the route with sections showing the most improvement in average speeds was Dandenong Road through Murrumbeena where average speeds improved by 29 km/h in both peak periods in 1982 compared with 1981; routes where major deterioration in average section speed occurred between 1981 and 1982 were Dandenong Road between Heatherton Road and Gladstone Road (20 km/h evening peak period) and along the South Eastern Freeway, East of grange road (17 km/h - evening peak period. (Author/TRRL)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Royal Automobile Club of Victoria

    123 Queen Street
    Melbourne, Victoria  Australia 
  • Authors:
    • Corrigan, J M
  • Publication Date: 1984

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  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: n.p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00450795
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Report/Paper Numbers: TS 84/13
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 27 2004 9:52PM