The purpose of this report is to provide clarity around the design and operation of raised safety platforms and deepen understanding of leading international practice across a range of applications and performance dimensions.
A review of literature and sample site investigations have found that a community of practice around raised safety platforms at arterial signalised intersections is emerging and that installations to date are reducing traffic speed and therefore should improve safety in line with overseas literature.
Minor design and construction inconsistencies should be addressed, and any reported issues should be investigated within the context of Safe System performance. A range of new and innovative raised safety platform applications in rural and urban contexts also look promising.
This report can be downloaded after free registration from the Austroads web site at https://austroads.com.au/publications/traffic-management/ap-r642-20