Active Modes Travel - Best Practice in Australia
Best practice design guidelines have been released in Australia for prioritising ‘active travel’ (pedestrians and cyclists). The proposals include recommendations for reducing conflict at city intersections, which can be dangerous for cyclists, where over half of cyclist collisions occur.
The proposals are inspired by design philosophy from Europe, prioritising continuous bike paths, protective cycle lane barriers, and dedicated green time at signalised intersections. Also, less complex major intersections, and mini-roundabouts at quieter junctions are incorporated.
For more information, see the Draft Design Guide.