Victorian Case Study – Temporary traffic management

As part of the Construction Trucks and Community Safety project, the Department of Transport and Planning (‘DTP’) developed a suite of resources to assist temporary traffic management companies in their temporary traffic management planning around worksites. These are designed to improve temporary traffic management by increasing the safety of vulnerable road users (‘VRUs’), particularly pedestrians and bicycle riders.

A key resource is the ‘Safety Essentials: Accommodating Pedestrians and Bicycle Riders at Temporary Road Works’ Best Practice Guidance document.

This resource is designed to be used as a reference tool by companies that are in the process of developing and implementing Traffic Management Plans (‘TMPs’) and Traffic Guidance Schemes in Victoria. The document summarises temporary traffic management industry standards and guidelines concerning pedestrians and cyclists, including those contained within the Austroads Guides to Temporary Traffic Management (‘AGTTM’).