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Network Performance Indicators

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This webinar outlines a set of principles for the presentation of Austroads' Network Performance Indicators which could underpin increased use and application across road agencies in Australasia for both current and future iterations.

It covers:
• how performance is measured in other areas and sectors
• eight key principles for presentation of road performance data
• insights from an industry practice review
• implications of the principles for the Network Performance Indicators.

The webinar was presented on 12 July 2018 by Ben Mason, Paul Carter and Callum Hooper.

Benefits of Safety and Traffic Management Technologies

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This webinar summarises the results of a domestic and international review of recently-developed ITS technologies.

It covers:
• technologies that were evaluated, including a qualitative indication of their costs and benefits 
• evaluation methodology that was developed to evaluate the quality of published ITS performance studies.

The webinar was presented on 19 June 2018 by Dr Glenn Geers.

Updated Pedestrian Facility Selection Tool (2018)

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This webinar provides an introduction to the Pedestrian Facility Selection Tool and a demonstration on how to use it with a fully worked example. The tool is designed to help Australian and New Zealand practitioners select the most appropriate type of pedestrian crossing based on walkability, safety and economic outcomes.

It covers:
• the research and analytical models used to inform the tool
• recent improvements to the functionality
• how to access and use the tool in an applied context.

The webinar was presented on 29 May 2018 by Dave Smith and Dr Stacy Rendall.

Guide to Traffic Management Part 13: Road Environment Safety (2017 Edition)

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This webinar provides an overview of the key changes to the Austroads Guide to Traffic Management Part 13, such as updated information on driver workload and the Safe System, and incorporation of a discussion on human factors. It is particularly useful for practitioners dealing with road safety aspects of traffic management in the road environment. The webinar was presented by David Green on 16 November 2017.

Intersections - Guide to Traffic Management Part 6 and Guide to Road Design Part 4 and 4A (2017 Editions)

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This webinar provides an overview of the key changes to: 
• Guide to Traffic Management Part 6: Intersections, Interchanges and Crossings
• Guide to Road Design Part 4: Intersections and Crossings – General
• Guide to Road Design Part 4A: Unsignalised and Signalised Intersections.

The webinar was presented by Peter Aumann and Lisa Steinmetz on 6 November 2017.

Guide to Traffic Management Part 5: Road Management (2017 Edition)

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This webinar provides an overview of the key changes to the Austroads Guide to Traffic Management Part 5, such as the incorporation of concepts such as Movement and Place, Network Operation Planning, road allocation and the establishment of speed limits. It is particularly useful for practitioners dealing with mid-block road management, including speed management. The webinar was presented by David Green on 12 September 2017.