Highway Research Record

V. TRAFFIC AND TRANSPORTATION
1.PLANNING AND MANAGEMENT
NEW PROJECTS
Traffic Engineering and Management Plan for Thrissur Town

Date of Start:July 2004
National Transportation Planning and Research Centre, Thiruvananthapuram (R)

Scope and objectives

(i) Assessment of existing road network characteristics and identification of traffic bottleneck areas within Thrissur Corporation. (ii) Assessment of nature of traffic along major corridors and at critical intersections.
(iii) Evaluation of the existing public transport system of the town.
(iv) Assessment of extent of demand for parking facilities at selected areas.
(v) Assessment of extent of pedestrian activities
(vi) Working out improvements plans for selected intersections and other congested areas.
(vii) Formulation of schemes for optimal use of available transport facilities by the use of traffic engineering and management       techniques.

Methodology
(i) Identification and prioritization of problem areas through field investigation and interaction with authorities and general      public.
(ii) Collection of base line data from primary and secondary sources.
(iii) Compilation and analysis of collected data to work out base year traffic and travel characteristics and,
(iv) Formulation of traffic improvement measures based on the analysis of data.

Conclusions

Traffic improvement schemes for 14 junction, management measures for CBD area, public transport improvement measures, signage schemes have been proposed for the town.

Significance/Utilisation Potential

The implementation of the schemes would result in improvement of traffic scenario in Thrissur town.