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A theoretical overview of road hump effects on traffic speed in improving residential living environment

Bachok, Khairun Sarah Radhiah and Kadar Hamsa, Abdul Azeez and Mohamed, Mohd Zin and Ibrahim, Mansor (2015) A theoretical overview of road hump effects on traffic speed in improving residential living environment. In: 13th International Congress of Asian Planning Schools Association (APSA 2015), 12th-14th August 2015, Johor Bahru, Johor. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

This paper is part of ongoing study to analyse the effectiveness of road humps as a traffic calming measure in improving the residential living environment. Concerns have been raised that high traffic speeds impact neighborhood liveability; therefore in order to discuss the effectiveness of road humps in improving the Malaysian residential living environment, a review has been conducted on various literatures concerning the effects of road humps on vehicle speeds. Some of the major findings from the literatures are that the vehicle's operating speed is affected by the spacing in between a series of humps, though the recommended speed differs in various literatures. An incorrect hump profile will also decrease the hump's effectiveness and potentially result in passenger discomfort and vehicle damage. In addition, the road hump design is the key point in hump's effectiveness in reducing 85th percentile vehicle speeds; however, care must be taken in ensuring that the hump profile does not only cater for reduction in speeds, but also addresses the numerous concerns resulting in reduced manoeuvrability for buses and emergency vehicles. More research needs to be carried out to test the effectiveness of current schemes in Malaysian residential areas as the existing installations are mainly on an ad-hoc basis.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Slide Presentation)
Additional Information: 3877/46068
Uncontrolled Keywords: road humps, traffic calming, traffic speed, living environment, Malaysia
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NA Architecture > NA9000 Aesthetics of cities. City planning and beautifying > NA9053.R4 City planning
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: 04 Mar 2016 16:24
Last Modified: 04 Mar 2016 16:24
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/46068

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