Australian Road Design Rules - Skid Resistance

Discussion in 'Australian Motorcycles' started by Rod Bacon, Jul 22, 2011.

  1. Rod Bacon

    Rod Bacon Guest

    I've been looking for some technical information about the required
    skid resistance of Australian road surfaces. The idiots from the City
    of Perth have just paved a substantial section of road on Wellington
    Street (outside Perth station) with pavers that are extremely slippery
    in the wet, and I can only assume that this has been architected for
    looks, rather than being designed for safety. I plan on writing them a
    polite letter, asking for access to the technical specs of the pavers
    (skid resistance), but I'd like to be armed with the relevant AS if
    possible, Has anyone looked for this in the past?
     
    Rod Bacon, Jul 22, 2011
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  2. In aus.motorcycles on Thu, 21 Jul 2011 19:37:46 -0700 (PDT)
    Try your local council. (even if it is City of Perth)

    They should have copies you can look at.

    An end run around the know-nothing on the reception desk is to see if
    they ahve a librarian - Adelaide City Council did and she could get
    hold of things like that very easily.

    Zebee
     
    Zebee Johnstone, Jul 22, 2011
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  3. Rod Bacon

    GWD Guest

    Most State Authorities follow the Austroads Guidelines. They are not
    compulsory, so I don't know whether your state does or not. If it
    does, the authorities library ought to have at least one hard copy.

    http://www.austroads.com.au/
     
    GWD, Jul 22, 2011
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  4. Rod Bacon

    Nev.. Guest

    Is the section of roadway you're talking about a road which is required
    to comply with any road building regulations? I remember there was a
    lot of discussion years ago in Melbourne when the Albert Park Grand Prix
    circuit was redeveloped because there was at least one motorcycle
    fatality where a rider was killed when he hit bollards which were on the
    side of the road. The bollards on that section of road did not comply
    with Vicroads regulations for the proximity of roadside furniture, but
    because the park is controlled by Parks Victoria and is designated a
    park, although the road is heavily used and policed just like any other
    road it was considered to be a driveway through the park and even though
    at least one fatality was recorded there there was no need for them to
    make any changes to avert possible future injury or death to road users.

    Nev..
     
    Nev.., Jul 23, 2011
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  5. Rod Bacon

    TimC Guest

    And besides, he was a motorcyclist, so was asking for it.
     
    TimC, Jul 23, 2011
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  6. Rod Bacon

    Rod Bacon Guest

    It's one of Perth's main streets, so I sure hope it has to comply!
     
    Rod Bacon, Jul 25, 2011
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  7. Rod Bacon

    Rod Bacon Guest

    Thanks for the useful posts (Zebee et al). I wasn't sure that this
    group accomodated serious questions any more, so it's refreshing to
    see that the 'ol timers are still lurking below the trolls that are
    circling on the surface.
     
    Rod Bacon, Jul 25, 2011
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