Toowoomba road network review

Dugdell, David Thomas (2007) Toowoomba road network review. [USQ Project]


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[Abstract]: The Department of Main Roads controlled roads constitute less than 10% of the total length of roads within the Toowoomba Local Government Area, yet approximately 30% of all reported accidents within the last 15 years has occur on these roads. This research project will seek to determine whether road crashes on the State and Federal highways in Toowoomba are over represented in overall Toowoomba Crash Statistics by comparing the rate of crashes on the declared roads against the different hierarchy levels of Toowoomba City Council controlled roads.

All reported accidents use a coded system for ease of use when describing the movements of road users at the time of road crashes occurring. An analysis of crashes according to the coding method used by Toowoomba City Council was also carried out to gain an understanding of how crash types in the Toowoomba area are changing through time.

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Item Type: USQ Project
Refereed: No
Item Status: Live Archive
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Agricultural, Civil and Environmental Engineering (Up to 30 Jun 2013)
Date Deposited: 07 Mar 2008 04:21
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 22:59
Uncontrolled Keywords: Toowoomba; Queensland; motor vehicle accidents; crash; accident; traffic; road; Toowoomba City Council (TCC)
Fields of Research (2008): 09 Engineering > 0905 Civil Engineering > 090507 Transport Engineering
Fields of Research (2020): 40 ENGINEERING > 4005 Civil engineering > 400512 Transport engineering

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