Traffic Congestion

Traffic Congestion is a problem associated with road networks that occurs as use increases, and is characterised by slower speeds, longer trip times, and increased queueing.


Community Concern

The City of Whittlesea Annual Household Survey4 consistently finds that traffic congestion is the no.1 concern of its residents, with 1 in 3 respondent identifying it as a major issue for them. 1 in 4 residents across Melbourne are similarly concerned with the level of traffic congestion in their areas.

Service Level Measures

Given the level of concern about traffic congestion in many metropolitan councils, there is definite merit in making traffic congestion a service level measure within Road Asset Management Plans.

Related Pages


The following people have indicated (via the Local Government Collaboration Topics Survey) that they have an interest and/or expertise in the topic of 'Traffic Congestion' and are willing to collaborate with their peers at other councils to identify challenges and resources relating to the topic and to look for ways to work together to overcome any challenges that are identified.


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External Links & References

  1. Wikipedia
  2. Google Search
  3. Vicroads calling for drivers ideas on suburbs worst congestion hot spots (Leader Community News)
  4. 2016 City of Whittlesea Annual Household Survey
  5. Traffic Congestion or Space Allocation? - Ludo Campbell-Reid (August 2017)
  6. Managing Traffic Congestion - VAGO (17 April 2013)
  7. Social impacts of congestion - City of Whittlesea
  8. 21 Strategies to Solve Congestion - David Levinson (April 2016)
  9. Reduce Traffic Congestion -
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