[sustran] Re: Fwd: [UTSG] Transitioning countries, traffic operations and demands for expensive engineering solutions

ashok datar datar.ashok at gmail.com
Sun Oct 31 19:57:53 JST 2010

we have worked some very simple solutions
In Mumbai there are several flyovers which are parallel to the highway .
under the flyovers supported by two columns , we find that there is a
sufficient space between two columns for two cars to pass thru
we have designed that this space should be used for right turning lanes
pl see our website for this and other such simple solutions to improve the
traffic calming
ashok datar

On Sun, Oct 31, 2010 at 3:16 PM, Paul Barter <peebeebarter at gmail.com> wrote:

> This question (below) from the UK's UTSG list looks like a case that will
> be
> familiar to many sustran-discussers. Robert Bain might appreciate your
> insights, references or cases. I don't think he is on this list, so cc him
> if you direct your answers to sustran-discuss.
> Paul
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Robert Bain <info at robbain.com>
> Date: 29 October 2010 17:20
> Subject: [UTSG] Transitioning countries, traffic operations and demands for
> expensive engineering solutions
> To: UTSG at jiscmail.ac.uk
> Hi
> If any list member is familiar with the following situation, could you
> please get in touch with me on info at robbain.com
> Two congested intersections impede the flow of traffic heading towards (and
> away from) a city centre.  There are local calls to grade-separate the
> intersections (expensive).  But effective operations at the intersections
> are hampered by friction (eg. vendor stalls), uncontrolled parking, private
> minibuses stopping at random etc.  Addressing these issues would go a long
> way to improving vehicle throughput - but local powers insist on their
> grand
> engineering solutions.
> There must be case-studies which have examined such situations - that could
> be used to counter the arguments for big engineering solutions.  Otherwise
> we're not addressing the fundamental problem - and will soon face calls for
> other expensive design solutions to be developed at other pinch-points on
> the network.
> Any thoughts or references, any one?
> Regards,
> Rob
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Ashok R.Datar
Mumbai Environmental Social Network
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