9/97 (Intermediate Guidelines to Road Reserve Landscaping)

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Preface

C19 NTJ 19-97 Intermediate Guideliness to Road Reserve Landscaping.pdf
As an outcome of cabinet meetings held on the 9th and 24th of May 1995, a decision was made to carry out a programme to landscape the nation in response to the call of Y AB Perdana Menteri to make Malaysia a 'Garden State' by the year 2005. YAB Perdana Menteri has also personally issued a note on 'Landscaping The Nation' which outlines guidelines on landscape tree planting. Extract of the note is as in Appendix C.
This guide has been developed from KT 109/89, Guidelines For Landscaping Urban Roads, First Draft (Norliah Said in, October 1988) for the use of road authorities in establishing landscaping of new road road reserves (urban and rural). Some changes have been made to the original text to take into account the time progression and inclusion of motorcycle carriage. Whenever possible, this guide can also be used for landscaping of existing roads.
This guide emphasizes tree planting in relation to road safety and the aspect should be considered when planning or reviewing road reserve plantations. General guidelines on selection of trees is included in the Appendix A with guides on tree planting in Appendix B. Reference is made to both existing and latest Arahan Teknik No.8/86 on geometric design of roads.
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Contents

INTRODUCTION

OBJECTIVES

FUNCTIONS OF ROADSIDE TREES

  1. Screening for Headlight Glare
  2. Screening for Noise Abatement
  3. Screening of Undesirable Views and Objects
  4. Planting for Direction and Safety
  5. Planting for Conducive Environment
  6. Planting to Provide a Crash Barrier
  7. Planting for Erosion Control
  8. Planting for Preservation of Flora and Fauna
  9. Prevention of Illegal Parking
  10. Planting to Reduce the Effect of Wind
  11. Planting to Maintain Right-of-way and Buffer Zone


ROAD ENGINEERING REQUIREMENTS

  1. Clear Zone Area
  2. Sight Distance
  3. Lines of Sight

PLANTING SETBACK DISTANCES

  1. Along Tangents
  2. Along Horizontal Curves
  3. At Junctions/Intersections

PROPOSED ROAD RESERVES

  • APPENDIX A - RECOMMENDED PLANTS
  1. Suitable Plants
  2. Typical Tree Crown
  3. Medium - Sized Trees
  4. Small Trees And Palms
  5. Shrubs
  • APPENDIX B - A GUIDE TO TREE PLANTING
  • APPENDIX C - EXTRACT OF PM'S NOTE ON LANDSCAPING

REFERENCES