Traffic Management in Residential Areas: Case Study the South District of Luxor City, Egypt

Riam Mohamed Elsagher Mahmod Elmorshedy

Traffic management includes the implementation of a wide range of measures, devices and techniques based on a combination of parallel strategies, to improve safety and livability on streets by reducing the effect of vehicular traffic.

The local residential streets have the intended traffic function of providing access to limited numbers of local residents. Traffic management for residential streets helps to preserve and enhance streets by minimizing the negative impacts of traffic and seeks to improve safety for pedestrians, cyclists, motorists and all other road users.

The problem is that the planning of Egypt’s existing cities depended on grid and linear network streets without
separation land-use. Where the residential areas are always mixed land-use, (residential and commercial uses). This situation reflects on congestion residential areas; noisy, Traffic confusion, . . . . . . etc. So, the author aimed to create the traffic methodological for existing residential areas.

This paper is applied in the south district of Luxor city, where the city’s authorities took some procedures for
managing traffic to no avail.

This practical study includes: designing the traffic methodological framework, applying the framework at case
study, and comparing the designed model with the current state of case study. The software programs used are SPSS and excel.

The results show that the current state ignores some principles in comparison to the designed model. The important recommendations of research are: the designed model should be applied at case study, and the framework of traffic methodological for existing residential areas is applicable in different areas.

Keywords

Traffic management; critical point; commercial density; Streets’ characteristics; one-way street; two-way street

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