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Keep it moving - construction phase transport planning

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Keep it moving - construction phase transport planning

  1. 1. Mark Stone Keep it Moving – Construction Phase Transport Planning Mark Stone, Aurecon
  2. 2. 2 • Introduction • Strategic Context • Gateway Capacity and Network Capacity • Keep it Moving – Construction Phase Transport Planning • Case Studies • Innovation – Emerging Opportunities • Conclusion Overview
  3. 3. 3 Cities – infrastructure Introduction
  4. 4. 4 Strategic Context Source: Australian Infrastructure Audit, Infrastructure Australia - April 2015
  5. 5. 5 “…in 2011, the cost of delays on roads in the six largest capital cities was $13.7 billion. This figure is projected to grow by around 290% to $53.3 billion in 2031.” Strategic Context Source: Australian Infrastructure Audit, Infrastructure Australia - April 2015
  6. 6. 6 Strategic Context Infrastructure Pipeline • Melbourne Metro Rail Project • City to Tulla Widening • Western Distributor • Torrens to Torrents • AdeLINK • Sydney Metro • NorthConnex • WestConnex • Cross River Rail • Toowoomba Second Range Crossing • Gateway – Airport and Freight Access Project • Perth Freight Link • Forrestfield - Airport Link • Capital Metro
  7. 7. 7 Gateway Capacity –v- Network Capacity Gateway – Airport, Port Network – Rail, Roads
  8. 8. 8 Melbourne Central Built: 1974-1978 Opened: 1981 4 Platforms Patronage: 15.9 million pa (2013 – 2014) Average Weekday 55,000 (2013-2014) Construction Phase Transport Planning Source: Platform at Melbourne Central Station, Railgallery.wongm.com
  9. 9. 9 Construction Phase Transport Planning
  10. 10. 10 Primary Goal - minimise the impact of construction on existing transport users and maintain safe access and mobility for thecommunity Construction Phase Transport Planning
  11. 11. 11 Generalised Graph – Capacity versus Demand Network Capacity Demand Construction Period New infrastructure OpenExisting Infrastructure
  12. 12. 12 Generalised Graph – Network Capacity versus Demand Increasing demand approaching capacity Reduced capacity due to construction Decision to undertake construction to increase capacity Construction Phase Transport Planning
  13. 13. 13 - Project Users Group - Consult with stakeholders - Communication Plan - Engage and inform the broader community - Travel Demand Management - Influence and drive change in travel behaviour - Infrastructure - Identify opportunities to enhance/ optimise local infrastructure - Operations - Adaptive use of infrastructure Strategic Toolbox
  14. 14. 14 Impact Assessment Framework Develop an Impact Assessment Framework to: - Identify all users and their needs; and - Determine which travel paths must be retained and which can be adjusted during construction
  15. 15. 15 Source: Quinn Civil Case Study – William Street Watermain Renewal
  16. 16. 16 Case Study – William Street Watermain Renewal “The project was delivered under budget, ahead of schedule and with very few complaints about the necessary disruption to traffic.” City West Water, Annual Report 2011-2012 Project User Group – Representatives from key agencies (City of Melbourne, VicRoads and Yarra Trams) Mitigation Measures – Developed a suite of treatments based on infrastructure changes and operational changes City Wide Modelling – ability to test measures for suitability Communication Plan– Social media, liaison officers
  17. 17. 17 Project User Group – Representatives from key agencies (City of Melbourne, City of Port Phillip, Bicycle Network and VicRoads) and community members Construction Phase Planning and Monitoring Tool - tool to project future traffic volumes to identify peaks in activity during the construction phase Travel Demand Initiatives - Identification of strategies to reduce the impact on the broader road network Case Study - Port Capacity Project
  18. 18. 18 Route optimisation Bluetooth travel monitoring Innovation – Emerging Opportunities
  19. 19. 19 Conclusion
  20. 20. 20 Mark Stone, Aurecon mark.stone@aurecongroup.com +61 3 9975 3399 Thank You

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