Part 1: Introduction to Traffic Management
Introduction to the discipline of traffic management and an overview of the structure and content of the guide: •practical context, definition, principles and objectives •functional road hierarchy
•basic elements of traffic management
•use of the guide.
Part 2: Traffic Theory
Introduction to the characteristics of traffic flow and the theories, models and statistical distributions used to describe many traffic phenomena: •basic descriptors of traffic flow and relationships
•stochastic nature of traffic behaviour
•vehicle interactions in traffic
•gap acceptance theory.
Part 3: Traffic Studies and Analysis
Traffic performance of roads and intersections:
•traffic analysis for mid-block situations, including freeways/motorways •analysis of signalised and unsignalised intersections, including roundabouts •road capacity analysis.
Part 4: Network Management
Broad strategies and objectives of managing road networks to provide effective traffic management: •network management objectives and operational objectives •network performance measures
•network management plans
•needs of freight, public transport, pedestrians, cyclists and private vehicles •microsimulation modelling of networks.
Part 5: Road Management
Traffic management issues that apply to a single length of an individual road: •road space allocation
•application of speed limits.
Part 6: Intersections, Interchanges and Crossings
Traffic management at locations where different traffic and road user streams intersect: •types of intersection, selection and appropriate use
•signalised and unsignalised intersections
•roundabouts and interchanges
•pedestrian and bicycle crossings of roads.
Part 7: Traffic Management in Activity Centres
Principles for the planning and...