A Redspot is a location on the road, tram or bus network with unnecessary or excessive congestion that potentially makes road users ‘see red’. Redspots may be an intersection, part of a road, railway crossing, along a bus or tram route or somewhere else. You might be driving a car or truck, riding a bike or motorbike, or catching public transport. Redspots cause delays and frustration to all road users.
The Redspot Survey was developed by RACV in 1991 to get feedback from the public about areas on the road network that need improvement. Since that time the survey has grown and is now run every two years by RACV in partnership with Leader Community Newspapers, and for the first time in 2016, 7 News as well. The RACV Redspot Survey provides RACV Members and the public with an opportunity to improve our road and public transport networks by nominating congested road locations and public transport services. Many millions of dollars have been spent to improve Redspot locations.
Once the nominations are collated and analysed, RACV transport engineers conduct site inspections at each of the top 10 locations. They then assess what improvements may be possible to reduce congestion. The results of the survey are then discussed with VicRoads, local Councils and the Department of Transport to take action on the frustrating locations nominated.
2016 Redspot Survey
The RACV Redspot Survey was run in partnership with Leader Community News and 7News.The results are now available at www.redspotsurvey.com.au