Urban - Traffic Management Strategies in Edinburgh Flashcards

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Discuss the need for traffic management in Edinburgh.

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Increased car ownership.
increase in the number of service busses.
Large number of tourist busses and coaches.
increase in the number and size of lorries.
Outdated road patterns, which are being conserved.

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What are the four strategies for managing traffic in central Edinburgh?

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(Peanut Butter No Problem)
1. more Parking spots
2. Bus lanes
3. improvements to the road Network
4. Pedestrianised areas

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What changes have been made with regards to parking?

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  1. Dead spaces and misused land can be converted into parking spots.
  2. Traffic wardens introduced to regulate kerbside parking.
  3. Parking prices increased in the CBD, to deter people from driving into the city centre.
  4. Multi-storey car parks have been built around the CBD (Eg Kings Stables Road)
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How do parking related traffic management strategies improve traffic flow?

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reduce the number of cars on the road.

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What improvements have been made to the road network?
> There is a section of ___ ___, providing a ___ route to ___ ___.
> The ___ has been improved through to the…
> The Edinburgh bypass was built, linking up the ___ and ___ and the ___ ___ ___, taking the heaviest traffic…

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elevated expressway, faster, Lothian Road.
A90, Forth Road Bridge.
M8, M9, Forth Road Bridge, out of the city centre

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What’s the crack with Bus Lanes?

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Bus Lanes were designated on routes to the CBD.
Bus Lanes are open all day, and are only for busses
Bus Lanes result in faster journey times to the CBD, but have increased traffic in other lanes.
Bus Lanes may have taken business away from shops with limited parking

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Tell me about Pedestrianised Areas.

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Many areas in the CBD have been closed to traffic, becoming pedestrianised areas (eg Rose Street).
Pedestrianised areas are safer for shoppers and less polluted.
Deliveries from delivery vans are made early in the morning or late at night

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