Solutions and evaluation to traffic management in Glasgow - Coggle Diagram
Solutions and evaluation to traffic
management in Glasgow
The building of the M8, M77 and the M74 extension
-Ex) were all designed to keep through traffic
away from CBD roads and increase the car capacity.
+This is effective as congestion has eased on the M8 – one of Britain’s busiest motorways – as journeys are now around 15 mins faster.
-However, the M74 extension cost £500 million and
there was controversy as many homes and business were relocated.
New Bridges have been built across the Clyde
-like the Clyde Arc “Squinty” bridge
This has been effective as it has helped to reduce bottle necks on existing roads.
Improve public transport
Increased number of bus lanes makes travel faster to encourage use of public transport. Bus services more frequent (every 10 mins).
+This is effective because it makes journey times quicker and more reliable so
it may encourage car users to switch to using buses.
-However, it can lead to heavier congestion on major roads at rush hour as there is less road space for cars, which remain the most common vehicle.
Upgrading of transport termini such as Buchanan Street bus station, Subway stations, Central Station and recently Queen Street Station
Ex has enabled longer platforms and electrified lines.
+This is effective because electrified lines mean faster trains can be used and extended platforms means that 8 carriage trains can be used to increase the number of passengers.
-However, Queen Street station was closed for 20 weeks and caused some disruption for regular commuters and reduced the frequency of services.
Complimentary Wi-Fi is provided by ScotRail and by First buses as well as the addition of plug sockets on trains and improved seating on buses.
+This is effective as these upgrades make public transport more appealing and offer commuters the chance to complete work whilst they commute.
Park and ride schemes (e.g., Shettleston – 200 car park spaces
Ex) allow people to leave their car outside the CBD and complete their journey using the Subway or train network.
+This is effective as it has reduced the number of cars travelling into the CBD which reduces congestion and pollution levels as well as saving commuter’s money.
New bus and taxi camera lanes (e.g., Glassford Street) now fine car users £60 for driving in these lanes at rush hour times.
+This is effective as the number of motorists using these lanes has reduced each year suggesting that the punishment of £60 is working.
+Also, Glasgow City Council re-invests some of the money generated by fines into local transport strategies.
Speed limits of 20pm have been introduced in Glasgow City centre
+Speeds limits have made the roads in the city centre safer for cyclists.