Road Hierarchy

A Road Hierarchy (also Road Classification Hierarchy) is a scheme for categorising roads into groups based on a number of factors including; usage, location, surface type, capacity, etc.

The Whittlesea City Council for example classifies its roads into three major and nine minor classifications as shown below:


Road Classes

The names of road classes vary from one Road Authority to another, but may include the following.

Example Road Hierarchy Plan

Image courtesy Bundaberg Regional Council - Click image to Zoom

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External Links & References

  1. Wikipedia
  2. QSIC Digital Road Network Standards
  3. Report to ICSM on National Road Classification Developments
  4. City of Palmerston Subdivision Guidelines
  5. Road Hierarchy Principles for Townsville/Thuringowa
  6. Townsville Road Hierarchy
  7. Perth Metropolitan Road Hierarchy
  8. Tasmanian Road Hierarchy
  9. Google Search (Road Hierarchy)
  10. Google Search (Road Classification Hierarchy)
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