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  • Volume 2019

    Analysis of Non-Standardized Traffic Calming Devices under Local Conditions of Pakistan
    (International Journal of Engineering Works)

    Vol. 6, Issue 01, PP. 12-26, January 2019
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    Keywords: Traffic calming devices, Speed hump, Speed bump, Speed table, Steel stud

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    Abstract

    The paper presents the issues regarding traffic calming devices in Pakistan. The problem is that no comprehensive analysis of the impacts of the traffic calming devices had been done previously. The paper proposed answer to three questions: 1) What are the current practices of traffic calming devices in Pakistan 2) What guidelines and standard exist for installation of these devices? 3) What are the suitable measures for the execution of traffic calming devices? To achieve these goals field survey and questionnaire survey was conducted in order to evaluate the current condition of traffic calming devices and to know the perception of general public about device suitability, quality and their agreement. Different agencies were visited which look after it and interviewed different officials to inquire about the design and maintenance of calming devices. The major findings were: 1) Traffic calming devices are not constructed according to standard dimensions and there is lot of variations in implementation 2) Regulations regarding design, construction and installation of traffic calming devices are established at local level. 3) Suitable measures are suggested for the installation of traffic calming devices.

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    1. Saira Ramzan: National Institute of Transportation, National University of Science & Technology, Islamabad
    2. Muhammad Jawed Iqbal: National Institute of Transportation, National University of Science & Technology, Islamabad

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    Saira Ramzan and Muhammad Jawed Iqbal, "Analysis of Non-Standardized Traffic Calming Devices under Local Conditions of Pakistan" International Journal of Engineering Works, Vol. 6 Issue 01 PP. 12-26 January 2019.

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