CYCLING INFRASTRUCTURE: Cycling Aspects of Austroads Guide

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Austroads the association of Australian and New Zealand road transport and traffic authorities has released a report, Cycling Aspects of Austroads Guide, which provides information for local and statement governments to assist them in the planning, design and traffic management of cycling facilities.  It is an interesting read, particularly in terms of those bug bears for cyclists, such as roundabouts. Now all we need is state and local governments to comply with the guide.

The guide summary is provided below and the full document can be downloaded here.

This report contains key information that relates to the planning, design and traffic management of cycling facilities and is sourced from Austroads Guides, primarily the Guide to Road Design, the Guide to Traffic Management and the Guide to Road Safety.

The report has been produced to ensure that information is readily available for practitioners who have a specific interest in cycling issues and facilities.

The report provides:

  • an overview of planning and traffic management considerations and cross-references to other Guides and texts for further detailed information
  • a summary of design guidance and criteria relating to on-road and off-road bicycle facilities together with a high level of cross-referencing to the relevant Austroads Guides for further information
  • information and cross-references on the provision for cyclists at structures, traffic control devices, construction and maintenance considerations and end of trip facilities.

My thanks to the Bicycle Transport Alliance for the heads-up on this publication.


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    […] infrastructure treatments at mid-block and intersections—treatments which are not part of the Cycling Aspects of Austroads. I would suggest if you are not sure if your example is in the guide or not, just submit it anyway […]

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