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Reducing urban traffic congestion
Engineering and Construction
Pages 13 (3263 words)
Surname Lecturer Course Date Reducing urban traffic congestion Abstract Urban traffic congestion is one of the primary pre-occupation of urban decision makers. A swift scan of transport planning and policy statements from across cities enumerates the significance of reducing urban traffic congestion to public, road and transport administrations, and elected officials in many urban areas.
Having been faced by various divergent perspectives on policies and approaches for dealing with traffic congestions, what kind of recommendation can policy makers be given in order to ensure there are the best possible policy outcomes of transport? Traffic congestions in urban areas takes on numerous faces, takes place in distinct contexts, and is as result of various processes. Due to these reasons, there is no one particular approach to managing traffic congestions; and this paper is therefore is not dictatorial about specific management measures of traffic congestions in urban areas. Nevertheless, there are quite a number of things that policies for traffic congestion management should consider if they are to reduce traffic congestions in urban areas. With that regards, this paper seeks to address traffic congestions in urban areas, its causes, costs and impacts, and management measures and strategies of reducing traffic congestions (Fielding 239). It is very unlikely that vehicle automation or roadway construction will alleviate most major urban traffic congestion in future. ...
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