QLD | 2019 Annual Cycling & Walking Technical Seminar
The AITPM Queensland Branch 2019 Annual Cycling & Walking Technical Seminar will have 3 presentations from subject matter experts, each providing a different perspective on technical publication issues. The evening will commence at 5:15pm with a short time of networking (and refreshments) before moving into the presentations at 5:45pm. The evening will wrap up with a facilitated discussion with guests on technical guidance and associated issues (Q&A) and conclude at 7pm.
Presenters and Topics include:
- Michael Langdon (TMR): A guide to the guides – technical publications explained (where to find information)
- Kylie Nixon & Eliza Howell (Arup): Bicycle & Pedestrian Bridge Railings – a research based amendment to the technical publications
- Prue Oswin (Sidelines Traffic): Priority Crossings – a new technical guideline
A guide to the guides – technical publications explained (where to find information)
This presentation provides an overview and instruction on how technical publications are developed, organised and published by the Queensland Department of Transport & Main Roads (TMR) and where to find them. If you've ever had trouble finding information or technical guidance, then this presentation is not to be missed. If you need a refresher on the differences between and applicability of: Legislation, Standards, Policy, Strategy, Guidelines, Supplements and Manuals, this presentation will give clear explanations and examples.
Bicycle & Pedestrian Bridge Railings – a research based amendment to the technical publications
This research focuses on an area of ambiguity in the current technical guidelines and provides an example of the issues involved in reconciling a Guideline with an Australian Standard. The issue investigated was barrier height and deflection rail requirements. Current barrier heights may be suitable for male adult cyclists and provide protection in a head-on crash with the fence, but they may not be suitable for children in a 'glancing' crash with the fence. Deflection rails may be beneficial where there is a snagging risk against a fence. In other situations, the disbenefit associated with a reduction in effective path width may exceed any benefit of the deflection rail. If a fence can be designed in such a way as to present a smooth surface towards the path deflection rails may not be required. The research also asked whether we holistically considered ‘8 to 80’ when identifying how to resolve a gaps.
Priority Crossings – a new technical guideline
Providing crossings at side roads that give pedestrians and bicycle riders priority over vehicles is one way of ensuring that shared pathways are more direct, and comfortable for users. Observational studies into existing raised priority crossings also demonstrate that these facilities perform well from a safety perspective, furthermore the facilities are consistent with a safe systems approach to protecting vulnerable road users. This presentation will cover the new technical guidance for raised priority crossings and the background behind why this guidance was developed.
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