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.
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.
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.
Australia, with its vast landscapes and sprawling urban centres, is well-suited for sustainable transportation options like bicycling. However, achieving a higher bicycle transport mode share in the country comes with its challenges, with safety concerns topping the list, and as the carbon emissions reduction push continues, the barriers preventing uptake of sustainable transport modes need to be lifted.
Electric vehicles (EVs) have recently appeared in the news with the recent story involving a landmark High Court decision striking down Victoria’s electric vehicle tax. It came after two EV owners took the law to the Court in response to increasing costs. Whilst EV sales and growth have been slow in Australia (and remain below uptake levels in Europe and the global average) it’s not surprising to see more news around EVs as the uptake grows.
The provision of adequate and secure bicycle parking facilities plays a pivotal role in promoting cycling as a viable means of transportation. These facilities are essential for both commuters and recreational cyclists. Without proper bike parking infrastructure, cyclists may resort to alternative modes of transport, undermining Victoria’s efforts to reduce traffic congestion and carbon emissions.
Vehicle swept path assessments are a critical aspect of road design and traffic management. A swept path assessment involves determining the path that a vehicle will take when it passes through a given section of the road network, or along accessways and within car parking areas. This assessment is done to ensure that there is enough space for vehicles to manoeuvre safely without causing damage to other road users or infrastructure.
Melbourne’s rapid population growth has led to significant challenges in urban development. Urban sprawl and increased reliance on cars has resulted in negative impacts on the environment, public health, and the liveability of the city.
Route Assessments form a critical component of wind farm projects to ensure the oversize and overmass vehicles are able to travel from the delivery port to the site. Hear about our approach when undertaking Traffic Impact Assessments for wind farms to ensure we provide the best possible advice for our clients.
Traffic engineering and transport planning are interrelated fields that play a crucial role in the efficient and safe movement of people and goods within a transportation system. Effective traffic engineering and transport planning is essential for reducing congestion, improving safety, and promoting economic growth.
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