The purpose of this paper is to summarise the more important Australian contributions to the advancement of knowledge in road capacity. Capacity was first mentioned in the Australian literat in about 1930. By the second half of the 1940s the concept was w accepted, and by the mid 1950s Australians were becoming directly involved in capacity and related research. Early research was related to basic traffic flow theory, and it made a useful contribution to knowledge in this area. In more recent times, Australian research effort has tended to concentrate on areas whe the United States Highway Capacity Manuals have been judged to be inadequate or inappropriate for Australian conditions, namely on aspects of two-lane rural roads, signalised intersections and roundabouts. The paper provides some background material, and overviews of Australian work in the above areas. In these areas, the work has been of a high technical standard and has been well documented and effectively translated into practice. (a)


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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 637-50

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  • Accession Number: 00674583
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • ISBN: 0-86910-64
  • Files: ITRD, , ATRI
  • Created Date: Mar 8 1995 12:00AM