An economics-based road classification system for South Africa

Show simple item record Ross, Don Townshend, Matthew 2018-09-17T14:47:19Z 2018-09-17T14:47:19Z 2018-07
dc.identifier.citation Ross, D. and Townshend, M. (2018) 'An economics-based road classification system for South Africa', 37th Annual Southern African Transport Conference (SATC 2018), Pretoria, South Africa, 9-12 July, pp. 11-21. isbn:978-1-920017-89-7 en
dc.identifier.startpage 11 en
dc.identifier.endpage 21 en
dc.identifier.isbn 978-1-920017-89-7
dc.description.abstract Many road authorities, including those in South Africa, are unable to reliably identify and prioritise the maintenance of two essential road categories: roads that are required to satisfy citizens’ constitutional right to access basic services; and roads that maximise potential economic growth. This issue stems from reliance on the current set of classification systems, which lack the requisite detail to determine a road’s significance in connecting communities to basic service facilities, the volume and type of economic activity it supports, and overlaps between these functions. This paper therefore presents an economics-based road classification system customised for the South African road network. The new system disaggregates roads into four classes: Basic Access Roads; Strategic Roads; Tactical Roads; and Surplus Roads. The characteristics and maintenance priority level of each road class are addressed, along with an identification methodology that authorities can use to include this information within their asset management systems to improve expenditure and investment outcomes. en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Jukwaa Media en
dc.rights © 2018 the authors; SATC en
dc.subject Road authorities en
dc.subject South Africa en
dc.subject South African road network en
dc.subject Road classification system en
dc.title An economics-based road classification system for South Africa en
dc.type Conference item en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Don Ross, Philosophy, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. +353-21-490-3000 Email: en
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dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.journaltitle 37th Annual Southern African Transport Conference (SATC 2018) en
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dc.internal.conferencelocation Pretoria, South Africa en
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