‘Design And Modelling Of Urban Street As Per The Guidelines Of Institute Of Urban Transport’
Local commercial streets are the complex pathways where high density of vehicles and pedestrians commute. Due to their continued economic growth, they play a vital role in the development of an urban area. Upon comprehension and analysis, the major downsides observed are traffic congestion, lack of parking space, and rapid increase in the number of street vendors. These are some grave concerns for anyone entering the streets which are to be mitigated to the maximum extent possible. Fully functioning and sustainable street corridor must be designed and executed such that the safety aspects of the street will not be compromised. So, as to achieve the goal of transforming the existing corridor into a safe urban street, the following studies were carried out. Road inventory, traffic volume count, spot speed studies, parking accumulation, pedestrian count and pedestrian speed. Taking into consideration of the data obtained from the following studies, feasible recommendations are proposed and necessary drawings were modelled using AutoCAD with reference from the guidelines of Institute of Urban Transport. The study stretch is now equipped with the parking facility, pedestrian safety, various street furniture and smooth flow of the traffic. The utilization of the conservancy roads to their full potential solves the problem of street vendors, as a result of which a safe and congestion free carriageway is achieved.