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Table Of Contents

SCOPE
INTRODUCTION
Reference to planning
Classification of the road and street system
Measures of effectiveness (MOE)
Table 7.1:Comparison between classification systems
Traffic calming
BASIC DESIGN PARAMETERS
The design vehicle
Table 7.2:Dimensions of design vehicles (m) (after Wolhuter and Skutil 1990)
The design driver
The road surface
Table 7.3:Minimum turning radii
THE ELEMENTS OF DESIGN
Design speed
Ceiling speed
Design hour
Table 7.4:Brake force coefficients
Table 7.5:Recommended design and ceiling speed
SIGHT DISTANCE
Stopping sight distance (SSD)
Barrier sight distance (BSD)
Table 7.6:Stopping sight distance on level roads
Table 7.7:Barrier sight distance
Decision sight distance (DSD)
Passing sight distance (PSD)
Intersection sight distance (ISD)
Table 7.8:Decision sight distance on level roads
Table 7.9:Passing sight distance on level roads
HORIZONTAL ALIGNMENT
Table 7.10:Pedestrian sight distance
Tangents
Curvature and superelevation
Superelevation runoff
Table 7.12:Minimum radii for horizontal curves (m)
Table 7.11:Maximum superelevation for various classes of road
VERTICAL ALIGNMENT
Curvature
Table 7.13:Rates and minimum lengths of superelevation runoff
Table 7.14:Minimum values of K for vertical curves
Gradients
Table 7.16:Maximum gradients on major roads(%)
Table 7.15:Minimum length of vertical curves
Climbing lanes
CROSS-SECTION DESIGN
Lanes
Table 7.17:Traffic volume warrants for climbing lanes
Shoulders
Medians and outer separators
Verges
Sidewalks
Table 7.18:Typical width of verge elements
Slopes
INTERSECTIONS
Introduction
Table 7.19:LOS criteria for sidewalk width
Location of intersections
The types of intersection control
The form of intersections
Intersection components
Table 7.21:Typical edge treatments for left turns
Table 7.20:Taper rates
Mini-roundabouts
Table 7.22:Design traffic conditions
Table 7.23:Turning roadway widths (m)
BIBLIOGRAPHY
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