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Assessing traffic management measures in the city roads of Kuala Lumpur

Kadar Hamsa, Abdul Azeez (2011) Assessing traffic management measures in the city roads of Kuala Lumpur. In: Planning Sustainable Cities in Malaysia – Issues and Challenges. IIUM Press, Kuala Lumpur, pp. 44-51. ISBN 978-967-418-047-8

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Abstract

Traffic congestion is a normal phenomenon in many cities of the world. Nevertheless, the degree of traffic congestion differs between cities mainly due to travel demand, supply of road infrastructure, public transport facilities, parking availability etc. The city roads of Kuala Lumpur are also subjected to traffic congestion during different times of the day especially in the morning and evening hours. This is being associated mainly with work trips. High car ownership level, one of the highest in Asian cities, among others is one of the principal reasons for increasing traffic congestion in KL city roads. The local authority had introduced few traffic management measures such as one-way street system, exclusive/priority bus lanes, tidal flow operation system and prohibited right-turn at selected intersections to help alleviate traffic congestion within core urban areas especially during peak hours. An observational approach was employed to study the operational conditions of exclusive bus lanes in KL city roads. This chapter highlights the significance and literature related to exclusive bus lanes, its operational attributes, and the extent to which it would help alleviate traffic congestion in the city roads of Kuala Lumpur.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Additional Information: 3877/25652
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NA Architecture > NA9000 Aesthetics of cities. City planning and beautifying
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design > Department of Urban & Regional Planning
Depositing User: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Abdul Azeez Kadar Hamsa
Date Deposited: 17 Apr 2013 12:38
Last Modified: 17 Apr 2013 12:39
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/25652

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