Planning strategies for traffic management in central business district (Gandhi Square in Mysore city); an urban design study

Oruji, Setareh and Mahesh, T. M. and Amini, Ehsan (2015) Planning strategies for traffic management in central business district (Gandhi Square in Mysore city); an urban design study. International Journal of Scientific & Engineering Research, 6 (2). pp. 612-620. ISSN 2229-5518

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Abstract

Nowadays, number of vehicles and population has been increased rapidly in developing cities all over the world especially in metropolitan cities. In this study we have chosen Mysore as a study area which is one of the famous historical cities and third largest city in the state of Karnataka, India. Mysore is noted for its palaces, including the Mysore Palace and also some heritage buildings. Most of the Mysore city’s heritage buildings are located at the heart of the city. During the festivities that take place during the Dasara festival, the city receives a large number of tourists. Therefore during the festival of custom practices and also daily livelihood there will be huge traffic congestion at the centre part of the Mysore city. The traffic congestion is because of rapid growth of vehicles and pedestrian movements in the Central Business Development (CBD) area. Therefore there is a necessity to concentrate on planning strategies to overcome the problem of traffic congestion and ease pedestrian movements in the CBD area. In Mysore, Gandhi square is the historical urban texture, which has different types of land use since 100 years. There is a massive of traffic issue from both pedestrians and vehicles. In this paper authors tried to propose separate routes for pedestrian movement and vehicles which has been conflict in this area. Reduction of traffic volume within the CBD through the provision of pedestrian walkways and linkages will be considered.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Social Sciences > Developmental Studies
Divisions: Institutes/Centers,Mysore > Institute of Development Studies
Depositing User: Praveen Kumari B.L
Date Deposited: 28 Dec 2016 07:40
Last Modified: 28 Dec 2016 07:40
URI: http://eprints.uni-mysore.ac.in/id/eprint/19212

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