No matter your views, you cannot put traffic in the backseat of a city’s concerns. A city with poorly managed traffic is one that is choking itself to death slowly. One with well-managed traffic, however, makes every city dweller and every business smile.
It is important, therefore, that city administrators and city planners incorporate proper traffic management into their system. Taking this out of the picture is folly, ever for land development companies.
City streets are like giant veins carrying goods and services to any point in the city or neighbouring places. Any minute delay at an intersection or a critical point in the street means a dozen or more vehicles waiting. Install various methods of lessening traffic problems to facilitate a faster flow.
As an army of new vehicles is introduced every year, future designs must accommodate the challenges of a growing population. One such example is the ‘superstreet’ traffic design prominently featured in a recent study.
In New Zealand, traffic engineering services look into viable solutions. Before land development projects commence, developers turn to traffic engineers to help in the planning of parking layouts and intersection modelling, keeping in mind the expected traffic.
In hindsight, the government can trace most of today’s traffic woes to faulty city planning. There is no need to look far to realise how a myopic view of traffic may damage future generations.
Look at every avenue to arrive at a better solution for the persistent traffic congestion problems. Without proper traffic engineering, businesses lose opportunities.
Solutions like traffic signals can be beneficial. Placed at the wrong intersection, however, traffic signals may create more problems than it should solve.
Traffic engineering experts carry the right vision. They look deeper, making sure traffic flows freely today and in the years to come.