A new research report by Austroads presents initiatives being implemented by Australian and New Zealand road and transport agencies to deal with growing vehicle congestion in major cities and regional centres.
Case Studies of Critical Learnings in Network Operations, Congestion Management Relief Initiatives and Planned Activities was published on 6 August.
“Agencies use a diverse range of treatments and operational improvements to tackle their traffic congestion,” said Richard Delplace, Austroads Network Program Manager and co-author of the report.
“Key trends include ’sweating’ existing assets and infrastructure by using technology for real-time network operations, such as smart motorways schemes, and investing in data acquisition, analytics and visualisation to evaluate events and conditions and ultimately design more informed congestion management strategies.
There are also operational improvements to how roadworks are planned, authorised and managed to minimise and inform on traffic disruptions, and increased collaboration between public transport agencies and business units to influence transport mode shift and reduce the demand on the road networks.”
This report extends research conducted in the 2016 Austroads Congestion and Reliability Review (AP-R534-16) by describing case studies of innovative solutions and treatments from each jurisdiction.
To download the free report go to: Case Studies of Critical Learnings in Network Operations, Congestion Management Relief Initiatives and Planned Activities