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Enhanced Maintenance Strategies for Popular Motorcycle Routes

Beer, K, Owen, B, Davidson, G

Motorcyclists

ARSC conference 2016

EXTENDED ABSTRACT: Motorcycles are more susceptible to crashes than other vehicles because of road surface issues. The road risk action categories and road maintenance categories VicRoads uses to determine the timing of remedial actions were based on traffic volumes and the road’s function. While heavy vehicle use was factored into this assessment, motorcycles were not.

If, instead of cars or heavy vehicles, motorcycles become the designated ‘maintenance design vehicle’, then road repairs, maintenance and reinstatement works need to be carried out in a slightly different manner.

Using the Great Alpine Road as an example, this paper specifies enhanced maintenance strategies that are suitable for motorcyclists.