Plans to tackle traffic woes.

“Schemes for pedestrian safety, model Road concepts and road safety initiatives are some of the points being addressed by the traffic police in drawing up the blue print for a short- term and long tem plans to address the city’s traffic problems. An encouraging report in Vijay Times today states the” the traffic police are in consultation with local traffic area management members and have also invited suggestions form the public regarding the plans”
Further details from the report:
A team of students from City engineering colleges are creating a database on the length and breadth of roads, volume of traffic on each road, details of parking, traffic signals, accident prone spots, road humps, threat from trees etc. Additionally the database would comprise of contact numbers of officials, resident’s welfare associations and emergency services. The database would be printed and circulated among the residents to to involve them in the planning..
The plans will also look at issues like improving the lighting on the roads for better visibility, addition of more street lights every 50 feet. This would improve pedestrian safety too. The study would also concentrate on issues such as traffic bottlenecks, lane markings, sign boards, medians and footpaths and suggest improvements for vehicular and pedestrian safety and convenience.
Lanes would be streamlined and bus bays provided where such expansion is possible.
The plan also envisages periodic meetings with BESCOM, BMP, BWSSB and local residents for their feedback and active involvement in addressing traffic related problems.

High time. Let us remember and check status 3 months from now!

3 Comments so far

  1. Santosh (unregistered) on June 4th, 2006 @ 10:26 am

    3 months… well no comments
    only my prayers, and wishes to karnataka govt, and bangalore traffic police..

  2. manuscrypts (unregistered) on June 5th, 2006 @ 10:56 am

    thats neat… but one snag i have noticed is that plans are always being made keeping only the existing situation in mind, and not for projected growth… which is perhaps why we end up revisiting these things at such regular intervals..

  3. Ravi (unregistered) on June 5th, 2006 @ 11:45 am

    I think Manuscrypts has hit the nail on the head re: existing situation vs. projected growth! We’ve never been a pro-active set of people, have we?
    Wish I could say cheers but the situation is so dismal!

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