Ahmad Omran, Transport Planner
How do you conduct a traffic impact study to improve the level of service and the efficiency of future public transport projects?
Interventions and improvements based on data
The results showed that some road segments and intersections were operating at a low level of service. To improve this, I proposed to widen some slip ramps, where necessary, add new ones and also u-turns on some roads to improve the circulation and traffic distribution. I also suggested to optimise the signalized intersections with inefficient time intervals. To increase the throughput, some intersections needed to be upgraded to two- and three-level interchanges, others could be improved by adding channelized right turns. While short-term solutions are always applicable as a fast way to solve temporary congestion, my study results and suggested interventions are currently under review with the local authorities to align them with their vision and development plans for the city.