Integrated Infrastructure for Sustainable Improvement of Movement and Safety in Urban Road Corridors: UNESCO-IHE PhD Thesis, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Integrated Infrastructure for Sustainable Improvement of Movement and Safety in Urban Road Corridors

UNESCO-IHE PhD Thesis, 1st Edition

By Christina Kayoza

CRC Press

250 pages

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Paperback: 9780415627146
pub: 2013-01-15
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This study, conducted in the capital city of Tanzania - Dar es Salaam, investigated the impact of urban infrastructure interaction on movement and safety on arterial roads. By studying characteristics of urban infrastructure interconnections the effects of urban infrastructure interactions on movement and safety were investigated strategies for ensuring sustainable improvement of movement and safety in the road corridors are recommended. The study employed both quantitative and qualitative research approaches. Data are collected through condition survey, questionnaires, interviews, documentary review, and observation using surveillance cameras.

The results that infrastructure within the road corridor exist in inevitable interdependencies, which significantly causes deterioration of each other while impairing movement and safety. Impairment is seriously escalated by mismatches in standards and lack of coordination of operators in planning, designing, installation including operational approaches. It is being suggested that in order to attain sustainable improvement of movement and safety, integrated high performance infrastructure has to be adopted; and for enhancing safety, a model has been developed for planners and engineers for evaluating safety compliance for existing and proposed infrastructure within the road corridors.

This book will be of inerest to policy makers, engineers, and researchers in transportation engineering.

Table of Contents

1.0 INTRODUCTION

2.0 INTERACTIONS AMONG INFRASTRUCTURE COMPONENTS IN URBAN ROAD CORRIDORS

3.0 METHODOLOGY

|4.0 INTERACTIONS OF INFRASTRUCTURE IN THE ROAD CORRIDOR IN DAR ES SALAAM

5.0 MOVEMENT AND SAFETY IN THE ROAD CORRIDORS IN DAR ES SALAAM

6.0 INTEGRATED INFRASTRUCTURE SYSTEM

7.0 ANALYSIS OF THE PERFORMANCE OF THE INFRASTRUCTURE IN DAR ES SALAAM

8.0 SIMULATED PERFORMANCE CHARACTERISTICS OF THE PROPOSED SYSTEM

9.0 SYNTHESIS

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About the Series

IHE Delft PhD Thesis Series

IHE Delft PhD programme leads to a deepening of a field of specialisation. PhD fellows do scientific research, often with conclusions that directly influence their region. At IHE Delft, PhD researchers from around the world participate in problem-focused and solution-oriented research on development issues, resulting in an inspiring research environment. PhD fellows work together with other researchers from many countries dealing with topics related to water and the environment.

PhD research is often carried out in the ‘sandwich’ model. Preparation and final reporting – the first and last portion of the programme – are carried out in Delft, while actual research is done in the fellow’s home country, under co-supervision of a local institute. Regular contacts with the promotor are maintained through visits and long-distance communication. This enables researchers to employ solutions directly to problems in their geographical region.

IHE Delft PhD degrees are awarded jointly with a university. The degrees are highly valued and fully recognised in all parts of the world.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
TEC009160
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Civil / Transport