This paper attempts to identify various traffic problems warranting segregation and the tools needed. Traffic problems faced in India in urban areas have been discussed in relation to land use, destination, type of traffic, direction, grade, moving and parked vehicles and time. Various methods have been described for regulation of traffic at intersections and to improve the capacity of existing highways. The use of bypasses, cycle tracks and cycle ways, cycle subways, pedestrian ways and elevated footways, service streets, channelisation, divided carriageway, oneway streets, signal phasing etc has been suggested to improve urban traffic. It is concluded that the capacity of existing highways could be increased by as much as 20-40 percent through the segregation of traffic and other engineering measures. This would be significant improvement considering the extreme paucity of funds with local implementing agencies. (TRRL)

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    Indian Roads Congress

    Jamnagar House, Shahjahan Road
    New Delhi,   India  110 011
  • Authors:
    • JAIN, P K
  • Publication Date: 1980-4

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: p. 23-35
  • Serial:
    • Indian Highways
    • Volume: 8
    • Issue Number: 4
    • Publisher: Indian Roads Congress
    • ISSN: 0376-7256

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  • Accession Number: 00330383
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 9 1981 12:00AM