The purpose of this book is to provide an information source for all aspects of Australian roads. It draws on the work of the Australian Road Research Board (ARRB), the National Association of Australian State Road Authorities (NAASRA) and the Standards Association of Australia (SAA). The aim of this book is to present available data in collected and collated form and is extensively indexed and cross-referenced to make it easy to search successfully for answers to specific problems and queries. Contents : Introduction -- Definitions -- The history of Australian roads -- Organisation of roads in Australia -- Road needs -- Road location -- Residential streets -- Pavement materials -- Moisture in pavements -- Stabilisation pavement design -- Surfacings ¿ Drainage -- Pavement performance ¿ Bridges -- Driver behaviour -- Traffic flow and capacity ¿ Speeds -- Road geometry ¿ Intersections -- Signals -- Pavement markings -- Traffic signals ¿ Lighting ¿ Construction ¿ Maintenance -- Road vehicles -- Safety -- Road user costs and charges -- Road transport -- Environmental factors -- Economics of road transport -- Transport planning.
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