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Livability in Transportation Guidebook - Planning Approaches that Promote Livability

This publication explores how transportation planning and programs can improve community quality of life, enhance environmental performance, increase transportation and housing choice while lowering costs, and support economic vitality.


Mon 14th Mar 2011

Cycling Aspects of Austroads Guides

This report, published in March 2011, 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 document is intended as a guide for engineers, planners and designers involved in the planning, design and construction of cycling facilities. It consolidates and summarises the information in current Austroads Guides so that the information on bicycle facilities is readily available for people with a particular interest in the topic. Throughout the document practitioners are referred to relevant Austroads Guides for additional information.

 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.

Sat 12th Mar 2011

NACTO Urban Bikeway Design Guide

The NACTO Urban Bikeway Design Guide aims to provide cities with state-of-the-practice solutions that can help create complete streets that are safe and enjoyable for bicyclists. The intent of the Guide is to offer substantive guidance for cities seeking to improve bicycle transportation.


Fri 11th Mar 2011

Mid-block Shared-Use Path Crossings of Multi-lane Roadways

Avoiding vehicular interaction is a major challenge in urban environments where shared-use paths intersect the roadway network on a regular basis. This brief overview of treatments, published by Rails-to-Trails Conservancy in 2011, is intended as an introduction for both planners and community members.


Thu 10th Feb 2011

Case studies and best-practice guidelines for risk management on road networks

This guidelines provide the minimum requirements of an integrated risk framework, and also describe in detail ways to overcome some practical obstacles to the effective use of the risk management process.


Tue 21st Dec 2010

Urban Planning 4 Health: A Guide for NSCC Population Health

The UP 4 Health Guide is a tool for Health Promotion and Public Health staff interested in assessing and influencing the health and social outcomes of proposed development at a Local, State and Federal level.


Mon 27th Sep 2010

Queensland Transport: Technical information for cycling

This series of notes is designed to assist planners and engineers provide for cycling in their local area. Topics covered in these notes include: Planning for Cycling, Design and Engineering, Operation and Management and Bicycle Singage Guidelines.


Mon 27th Sep 2010

Rail Trail Establishment Guidelines

This guide, published by Rail Trails Australia and updated in 2011, provides an overview to establishing and maintaining a rail trail. It covers planning, infrastructure options and promotions. It also includes an extensive list of resources from Australia and overseas.


Mon 27th Sep 2010

Cycle Tourism Resource Kit for Regional Communities

The cycle tourism resource kit is designed as a 'one stop shop' to provide the key information, planning templates and contacts regional and rural communities will need to develop cycle tourism in their area. It includes resources to help plan, construct, develop, market and evaluate cycle tourism projects.


Mon 27th Sep 2010

The Hidden Health Costs of Transportation

This report outlines how the connection between health and the built environment impacts the pocketbook; it also provides a summary of the process of planning, funding and building transportation systems, and discusses key opportunities for public health professionals to get involved in the process. 


Mon 27th Sep 2010