The aim of this paper is to assess the adequacy of urban road infrastructure to cater for the needs of freight transport over the next 20 years. To reduce the assessment task to manageable proportions, a number of major freight corridors were selected in the five mainland state capital cities and relevant data collected from state road authorities. This enabled comparisons to be made between corridors and cities to identify where congestion of most significance for urban freight transport is worst. For each of the cities, an examination is undertaken of the locations of freight generating activities, major freight flows and congestion affecting these. The strategic directions being pursued by state planning authorities are examined. It is concluded that, for the most part, the construction of the proposed freeways will ameliorate the bottlenecks affecting freight. But the question is raised as to how far local communities will tolerate continued freeway construction as a longterm solution to congestion. Available benefit-cost ratios are assembled for investment projects affecting the selected corridors. Adequacy of freight forwarders' road terminals is also considered. The paper concludes by considering the directions of adequacy assessment work for urban roads. (a)

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  • Publication Date: 1995-1


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  • Accession Number: 00715703
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • ISBN: 0-642-22411-0
  • Files: ITRD, ATRI
  • Created Date: Jan 31 1996 12:00AM