MemberNovember 30, 2021 at 2:23 PM
One of the biggest issues in an urban area is traffic congestion. One of the primary reasons for traffic congestion is poor planning. To circumvent this an appropriate planning is necessary.
Poor planning results in terrible traffic congestions. One of the key areas is near the junctions. During the initial phase, a junction traffic control might start with a simple signal, and when the traffic jams increase, more and more complex traffic control systems should be involved. One another area we often see congestion is when there is maintenance on the road, as there are no alternate routes to manage traffic. Other causes of traffic congestions are people not obeying the law. Another reason for traffic congestion is a huge number of people using private vehicles instead of public transportations like buses, which can carry a large number of persons.
There should be good coordination between national planning, county planning, and city planning to have their growth predictions aligned in order to have proper planning of the road, they could come up with road sizes in order to meet the type of vehicles that might pass by. There should be coordination between different departments for the maintenance to avoid congestions during maintenance and when designing routes, there should always be alternate routes to bypass congestion due to maintenance or other mishaps. People should develop a sense of responsibility and adhere to traffic rules. Law enforcement can also use surveillance techniques as deterrent so that people will obey the laws. We should also reduce the gaps in public transportations, as this encourages people to use public transportation to a greater extend. There is also a mentality change that is needed for people to use public transportation more and more.
In conclusion, proper planning will help in mitigating traffic jams to a certain extend.