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The Challenges of Assessing Curved Ramps

The Challenges of Assessing Curved Ramps

Ensuring the safe, compliant and efficient movement of vehicles on curved ramp sections is not as easy as straight ramp sections. Curved ramps offer the extra complexity of longitudinal grades varying along any given cross-section, depending on the length and height between connecting sections.

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The Role of Traffic Engineering in Waste Management Planning

The Role of Traffic Engineering in Waste Management Planning

Efficient waste management relies on more than just collection and disposal — it hinges on sound transportation planning. Whether it’s private or Council waste collection required for a project, traffic engineering principles will play a role in achieving a satisfactory outcome.

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Recent Innovations in Pedestrian Safety within Australia

Recent Innovations in Pedestrian Safety within Australia

In the realm of traffic engineering, pedestrian safety stands as a critical focus area, especially in metropolitan areas. Recent initiatives underscore the commitment of professionals in the broader sector to enhance safety for pedestrians through targeted measures, technological advancements, and infrastructure enhancements.

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Cyclist Safety During Temporary Traffic Management

Cyclist Safety During Temporary Traffic Management

In a constrained urban environment with growing construction needs and associated temporary traffic management, ensuring the safety of cyclists is paramount. Cyclists face heightened risks during events or construction that alter road conditions. Prioritising their safety requires specific considerations and proactive measures.

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The Role of Traffic Engineering in Sustainable Urban Planning

The Role of Traffic Engineering in Sustainable Urban Planning

In the face of rapid urbanisation and increasing concerns about environmental sustainability, the integration of traffic engineering principles into urban planning has become paramount. This article explores how traffic engineering not only facilitates efficient transportation but also plays a crucial role in shaping sustainable cities.

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Can traffic calming make our streets safer?

Can traffic calming make our streets safer?

Traffic calming refers to a set of deliberate strategies aimed at slowing down vehicle speeds to improve safety for all road users. These measures include physical interventions like speed humps, roundabouts, and narrowed roadways, strategically implemented to create an environment that encourages people to drive slower. The concept of traffic calming plays a pivotal role in shaping safer and more efficient city streets.

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The Impacts of Larger Vehicles on Australian Roads

The Impacts of Larger Vehicles on Australian Roads

Gone are the days when compact cars ruled the streets; today, drivers are gravitating towards larger vehicles. However, as vehicles continue to grow in size, concerns about environmental impact and urban congestion have surfaced.

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What is Effective Traffic Management?

What is Effective Traffic Management?

Construction, roadworks, or other special events require practical and effective traffic control measures to ensure they proceed smoothly with as little impact as possible on the surrounding traffic environment. Designing and then implementing effective control measures within the framework of relevant jurisdictions, codes of practice and guidelines, is key to effective traffic management.

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Do minimum car parking rates encourage higher private vehicle use?

Do minimum car parking rates encourage higher private vehicle use?

The way cities plan and regulate parking spaces plays a pivotal role in shaping transportation patterns and influencing travel modes. One controversial aspect of urban planning is the implementation of minimum car parking requirements. On the surface, these regulations may seem like a practical solution to address the demand for parking spaces in growing urban areas. However, a closer examination raises questions about their unintended consequences.

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What is Car Sharing?

What is Car Sharing?

Car sharing is a great option for those who cannot afford or need a vehicle infrequently. It is also great for businesses, as they do not need to purchase or maintain a vehicle fleet. Car share initiatives contribute to a reduction in car ownership and travel, encouraging alternatives such as walking, biking, and public transportation for routine trips, while ensuring access to a vehicle for occasional journeys when a car is required.

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