Implementation of Different Traffic Management Strategies on Major Roads for the Improvement of Traffic Flow in Lahore City

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Nazam Ali
Hashir Zia
Hamza Bin Sarwar
Zafar Baig
Muhammad Abdullah

Abstract

Traffic congestion causes many socio-economic problems in developing nations. One of the main causes of traffic congestion can be attributed to poor design practices. In the last few years, Lahore city has expanded haphazardly where the allocation of resources was done based on political will instead of feasible design practices. This haphazard growth coupled with a poor design resulted in traffic congestion on the main roads of the city. In this study, simulations using different traffic management design strategies were carried out on major roads to check if traffic delays and Level of Service (LOS) can be improved. The most feasible designs based on the simulated results were proposed for the improvement of the existing infrastructure designs. These findings suggested that Akbar Chowk and Jinnah Hospital Intersection have greatly reduced the traffic delay time by 92.97% and 92.67%, respectively. Policymakers can utilize these simulated results for future design guidelines to accommodate the future growth of traffic on these arterial roads.

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Ali N, Zia H, Sarwar HB, Baig Z, Abdullah M. Implementation of Different Traffic Management Strategies on Major Roads for the Improvement of Traffic Flow in Lahore City. Sci Inquiry Rev. [Internet]. 2020Dec.31 [cited 2021Apr.21];4(4):1-14. Available from: https://journals.umt.edu.pk/index.php/SIR/article/view/689

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