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Volume :35 Issue : 135 2009      Add To Cart                                                                    Download

Traffic Jam and How Easy it is to Get Your Destination in Kuwait City

Auther : Dr. Naef B. Al-Dossari

     The research aims in the first place to:

-1Determine the traffic jam problems on the main roads;

-2Show the traffic jam differences in different places;

-3Discover the causes of this problem;

-4Put the priority for planning and suggesting solutions.

     The study depends on the equal arrival time map on the main roads net from its far part to the places inside Kuwait City and its center.  The study shows the most terrible traffic joints.  There are six main roads have several joints on the Airport Road. The joints are distributed on these roads as follows:

-1The Sixth Motorway holds 1/3 of the total number of the joints on the Airport Road.

-2El-Estiklal Road holds five joints.

-3Issa bin Hamad holds 1/4 of the total number of the joints.

-4Morroco Road holds 1\6 of the total number of the joints.

-5King Fahad Road, Gamal Abdulnasser, Solaibikhat, Sahel Al-Khaleej Area, El-Tawin and Jahra Roads hold 5.3% of the total number of the joints.

     The research concludes with some regarded points, such as:

-1limiting the private vehicle movement;

-2encouraging public transports through controlling the movement of the busy roads during rush hours;

-3limiting the movement in some points;

-4guiding the institutions towards more studies to facilitate arrival maps using Isochrones to the day and night hours or rush and quiet hours by using the available vehicle;

-5using some systems to facilitate arrival maps according to its distance from the important main economic centers like seaports, the airport and industrial centers;

-6making regular observations to discover the reasons of the traffic jam on the main roads.

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