AS 1742.9-2000 introduction

Today I will introduce AS 1742.9-2000,the title is Manual Of Uniform Traffic Control Devices – Bicycle Facilities.
This Australian Standard was prepared by Committee MS/12, Road Signs and Traffic Signals. it was approved on behalf of the Council of Standards Australia on 12 May 2000 and published on 27 November 2000.
This Standard was prepared by the Standards Australia Committee MS/12, Road Signs and Traffic Signals to supersede AS 1742. 9-1986. It is one in a series of fourteen Standards which together form the Manual of uniform traffic control devices. The series comprises the following Standards:
1742 Manual of uniform traffic control devices
1742 Part 1: General introduction and index of signs
1742.2 Part 2: Traffic control devices for general use
1742.3 Part 3: Traffic control devices for works on roads
1742.4 Part 4: Speed controls
1742.5 Part 5: Street name and community facility name signs
1742.6 Part 6: Service and tourist signs for motorists
1742.7 Part 7: Railway crossings
1742.8 Part 8: Freeways
1742. 9 Part 9: Bicycle facilities(this Standard)
1742.10 Part 10: Pedestrian control and protection
1742. Part 11 Parking control
1742.12 Part 12: Bus transit. tram and truck lanes
1742.13 Part 13: Local area traffic management
1742.14 Part 14: Traffic signals
This edition of the Standard has been expanded considerably from the 1986 edition. It reflects a community demand for improved bicycle facilities in the intervening years and now covers matters not previously covered as follows:
(a)A variety of treatments for bicycle lanes on roads including joint-use functions with other vehicle types and full-or part-time operation
(b) Treatment of bicycle lanes at signalized and unsignalized intersections.
(c)A variety of treatments for off-road bicycle paths, both exclusive use and shared with pedestrians.
(d)Mid-block road crossings of bicycle paths.
(e)Provisions for bicycles on freeways.
In addition to the above, requirements for navigational aids (direction signs and the like) have now been expressed as a series of design principles rather than prescriptive forms of sIgnposting.
The terms normative and informative have been used in this Standard to define the application of the appendix to which they apply. A ‘normative appendix is an integral part of a Standard, whereas an ‘informative appendix is only for information and guidance.
This Standard specifies requirements for the signs, pavement markings and other devices to be applied to bicycle facilities both on the road and on paths separate from the road, either for the exclusive use of bicycles or joint use with other users. The Standard includes recommendations for guide signs and other navigational information for cyclists.
NOTE: This Standard does not include signs indicating parking facilities for bicycles. Reference should be made to AS 2890.3.
The objective of this Standard is to provide road and local authorities with a uniform set of devices to control and promote the safe use of bicycle facilities on roads and on paths separate from the road.

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