Tackling Bangalores Traffic & Infrastructure Mess

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  • 1. Vijay Padiyar http://www.vijaypadiyar.in Nov 21, 2009
  • 2.
    • Chaotic traffic
    • Lack of alternatives to private transport
    • Dangerous for pedestrians
    • Unclean environs
    • Unsafe at night
  • 3.
    • Better public transport
    • Better road infrastructure
    • Better traffic policing
    • And finally…
    • Some area-specific ideas
  • 4.
    • Current problems
      • Bus stops far away
      • Buses infrequent, overcrowded
      • Rickshaw drivers overcharge, refuse to come
    • All this encourages private transport!
  • 5.
    • What can be done?
      • More bus stops, max 10 min by walk
      • More buses, more frequency
      • Less varieties of buses – more causes confusion!
      • Bus stops must show:
        • Complete list of buses stopping there
        • Route map of each bus
  • 6.
    • Problems
      • Unscientific road design
      • Unscientific footpaths
      • Lack of parking space
      • Lack of co-ordination between agencies
    • Contributes to chaotic traffic, puts pedestrians at risk
  • 7.
    • Some solutions
      • Reduce lane widths by 33% - squeeze in more lanes
      • Uniform road and lane widths
      • Road markings to be done before declaring ready for use
      • Directional arrows well ahead of junctions
      • More one-ways - not just on major roads (Malleswaram model)
    • This can promote lane discipline
  • 8.
    • Overhaul and standardize roads
      • Uniformity of road design (lane markers, dividers, speed breakers, etc.)
      • Improve footpath design, use uniform materials
      • Barricade footpaths in busy areas
      • Place dustbins every 50-100m in commercial areas
    • Standards aid in compliance…
  • 9.
    • Improve co-ordination of civic agencies
      • No digging on freshly laid roads for up to 6 months
      • Dug up roads to be patched within 30 days
      • Move bus stops away from signals, narrow roads
      • Use existing bus bays (specially on ORR)
    • Put some common-sense into work!
  • 10.
    • What else?
      • Major focus on Multi-level Parking Lots
      • Traffic signals on all major junctions
      • Install timers on all signals – reduces fuel waste
      • Improve street lighting – more safety for all!
  • 11.
    • The problem
      • Non-existent traffic policing
      • No fear of law among drivers
      • If caught, pay bribe instead of fine!
      • No follow-up action by cops
  • 12.
    • What can be done?
      • Hire more traffic cops in proportion to traffic
      • Set up more cameras, follow-up on violations
      • Separate, fast-track courts for traffic violations
      • Special focus on autos and cabs – highest violators!
      • Action must be taken and seen to be taken
  • 13.
    • Performance improvement
      • Reduce shift duration for traffic cops
      • Give 40% share of every challan amount to traffic cops – will reduce bribery
      • Exchange programs with peers in developed countries
      • Need to infuse & incentivize professionalism
  • 14.
    • Making MG Road & parallel roads signal-free
  • 15.  
  • 16.
    • Underpass model for Ring Roads