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Guide to Road Design Part 1: Introduction to Road Design

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Publication no: AGRD01-15 Pages: 27
Published: 23 September 2015


Guide to Road Design Part 1 provides an introduction to the road design process, defining its status, purpose and areas of application. It describes the functions and content of the 15 parts in the Guide to Road Design. The context of the road design process, its philosophy and principles are discussed. The use of each Part of the Guide and the relationship between them and the design process are covered. Part 1 of the Guide is particularly useful for designers who are new to road design or are using the Guide to Road Design for the first time.

Changes in this fourth edition of the Guide include additional linkage of road design with Safe System principles and updating of terminology, figures and references. 


Table of Contents

1. Scope of the Guide to Road Design
  • 1.1 Status
  • 1.2 Purpose
  • 1.3 Application
  • 1.4 Parts of the Guide to Road Design
2. Context of the Road Design Process
  • 2.1 Road Planning
  • 2.2 Project Purpose
  • 2.3 Road Safety and Road Design
3. Road Design Philosophy and Principles
  • 3.1 Introduction
  • 3.2 Road Design Guidelines
  • 3.2.1 Legal Liability and Guidelines
  • 3.2.2 Application of Guidelines
  • 3.3 Context-sensitive Design
  • 3.4 Geometric Consistency
  • 3.4.1 General
  • 3.4.2 Cross-section
  • 3.4.3 Design Speed
  • 3.4.4 Driver Workload
4. Design Considerations
5. Design Process
  • 5.1 General
  • 5.2 Process Elements
  • 5.2.1 Land Use/Transport/Environmental Planning
  • 5.2.2 Public Consultation
References
Commentary 1
Commentary 2
Commentary 3
Commentary 4
Commentary 5
Commentary 6

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