Policy & Research

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Planning for the future

The evolution of Perth’s Smart Transport network is informed by a number of Government policy and research submissions, which evaluate existing transport performance and identify how best to meet future needs.

Traffic Congestion Management Program

There is no single solution to the traffic congestion challenge. Acknowledging this, Main Roads’ Traffic Congestion Management Program focuses on multiple strategies and projects to improve traffic flow and deliver more consistent travel times. The Program includes improving the existing road network through the use of intelligent transport systems (ITS) and traditional infrastructure enhancements. 

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Automated Vehicles: Are We Ready?

The purpose of this report is to highlight the potential implications of the introduction and wider use of Automated Vehicles (AVs) on WA roads. It will inform Main Roads’ strategic decision-making process and position the organisation to appropriately respond to a potentially disruptive innovation, which could fundamentally change the transport landscape and society, and have profound implications for those agencies involved.

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Perth and Peel@3.5million

By 2050, 3.5 million people are expected to call the Perth and Peel regions home, placing pressure on our resources, social and physical infrastructure, services and the natural environment. To create a dynamic, vibrant and liveable city into the 21st century, the Western Australian Planning Commission has developed the draft Perth and Peel@3.5 million suite of documents that investigate this challenge.

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Western Australian Bicycle Network Plan 2014-2031

The number of Perth people cycling to work, or for pleasure, has increased more than fivefold over the past 15 years. The WABN Plan will guide the continued delivery of cycling infrastructure to better meet the growing need for convenient, safe cycling routes and end-of-trip facilities.

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Connected Vehicles: Are We Ready?

This report is a companion report to ‘Automated Vehicles: Are we ready?’ and discusses the imminent availability of Cooperative Intelligent Transport Systems (C-ITS) enabled vehicles on WA roads, and what Main Roads, as the state road agency, needs to do to enable successful operation of such vehicles on its road network.

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