Volume 3, Issue 4, December 2017, Page: 74-82
Transportation System Analysis at the Major Road Intersection in the CBD Area of Rangpur City, Bangladesh
Jakirul Islam Jony Prothan, Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Pabna University of Science and Technology, Pabna, Bangladesh
Marazul Islam, Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Pabna University of Science and Technology, Pabna, Bangladesh
Atikur Rahman, Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Pabna University of Science and Technology, Pabna, Bangladesh
Ashrafuzzaman Pramanik, Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Pabna University of Science and Technology, Pabna, Bangladesh
Received: Sep. 27, 2017;       Accepted: Oct. 23, 2017;       Published: Dec. 14, 2017
DOI: 10.11648/j.ijtet.20170304.15      View  1747      Downloads  109
Abstract
Traffic and transportation management is a major challenge for a city in Bangladesh. Moreover, this challenge is so critical to managing of traffic and transport at a Central Business Area (CBD) in a city like Rangpur. The main objectives of this study are to find out the present problems of traffic and transportation and discussion on way of an effective solution. So, the angle of different intersections, flow analysis of roads, level of service (LOS) analysis of selective roads and physical feature analysis at the CBD area is conducted for this study. To find out the condition of traffic and transportation at CBD area different type of survey have been done like traffic volume survey, physical feature survey, delay time survey, parking survey. Collected data analyzed by using MS Excel software and design or pictorial data analyzed by using GIS software, Google Sketch-up software. The main problems at the CBD area are informal occupancy, violet setback rules, no minimum sight distance for a vehicle, lack of proper use of footpath, inappropriate channelization of vehicles.
Keywords
Traffic Congestion, Intersections & CBD
To cite this article
Jakirul Islam Jony Prothan, Marazul Islam, Atikur Rahman, Ashrafuzzaman Pramanik, Transportation System Analysis at the Major Road Intersection in the CBD Area of Rangpur City, Bangladesh, International Journal of Transportation Engineering and Technology. Vol. 3, No. 4, 2017, pp. 74-82. doi: 10.11648/j.ijtet.20170304.15
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