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Improving safety at intersections : Coolalinga case study

Richardson, Andrea (2015). Improving safety at intersections : Coolalinga case study. Bachelor of Engineering (4th Year Project) Thesis, Charles Darwin University.

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Author Richardson, Andrea
Title Improving safety at intersections : Coolalinga case study
Institution Charles Darwin University
Publication Date 2015
Thesis Type Bachelor of Engineering (4th Year Project)
Subjects 0905 - Civil Engineering
Abstract Intersections are necessary in today’s society but can pose risks to safety due to the high speeds and dangerous angles of conflict that are often involved with them. There are a number of methods that can be employed to improve safety; this report discusses such methods and their practicality.

The initial research of the thesis identified an intersection in Coolalinga, Northern Territory to be unsafe to road users and therefore became the subject of the thesis. The Coolalinga area is rapidly developing and a local intersection that feeds two service roads onto the Stuart Highway is believed to be inadequate to service the growing population effectively and is threatening road user safety. This threat will continue to grow as the area expands. Research, crash data analysis of Darwin intersections and site investigations were used to determine a number of solutions and compare them in terms of cost effectiveness, efficiency, practicality and safety.
Keyword road safety
intersections
road design
crash data
Coolalinga
Additional Notes Thesis contains culturally or commercially sensitive content that requires indefinite restricted access.
 
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