Dynamic speed management in a managed motorway environment
Submission Date: 2019
Transurban operates managed motorways, including Melbourne’s CityLink which connects to public motorways in the north, south and west of the city. Managed motorways offer many benefits by optimising the network, enabling safe and reliable journeys for road users. Transurban implemented the Dynamic Speed Management Trial in 2018, increasing the default speed limit from 80 km/h to 100 km/h in off peak periods when deemed safe to do so. Baseline data including crashes, incidents and speed compliance were captured prior to the trial and continually measured during the trial. This extended abstract and presentation will report on the trial findings and learnings.