As part of the general study of residential streets undertaken by the Commonwealth Bureau of Roads, a postal survey was undertaken to assess attitudes, opinions and current practices in regard to residential streets in 1975. Survey forms were sent to 174 local government engineers in all urban areas and to 19 state planning authorities and local government departments. Other planning organisations and interested groups were also contacted. Completed survey forms were received from 72 local government engineers and 7 state departments. Results of the survey reported in this paper cover: 1) current standards 2) patterns of suburban blocks and streets 3) parking and width of streets 4) drainage design 5) street pavement design 6) measures to improve existing street layouts. Section 1) is concerned with current standards as used, while sections 2) to 6) are concerned with what respondents suggested as the 'best' standards. Where appropriate guidelines developed in the bureau of roads general study of urban residential streets are included in this paper. /Author/TRRL/

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    • Proceedings of 8th Conference, University of Western Australia, Perth.
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    ARRB Group Ltd.

    Vermont South, Victoria  Australia 

    Australian Road Research Board

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  • Authors:
    • Holton, J A
    • Pattinson, W H
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  • Publication Date: 1976


  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 30-40
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 8
    • Issue Number: 1

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  • Accession Number: 00164209
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: May 18 1978 12:00AM