Topics: Train station, Barking, Intelligent transportation system Pages: 5 (1669 words) Published: April 2, 2013
Section 1- Introduction
The growth or traffic management can be a major challenge for many urban areas including Barking and also in other parts of the world. As we demand greater mobility and accessibility the number of cars have significantly increased mainly in urban areas, as has the problem of traffic congestion, along with creating other problems including noise and air pollution. This has become such a major problem that council including the Barking council have introduced a range of measure to ease congestion. Aim and hypothesis

The aim of this project is to investigate the methods being implemented in Barking to manage traffic and people is effective or not. The hypothesis is whether the methods used to manage traffic and people in Barking has been successful. In order to test my hypothesis I myself went to Barking to carry out a questionnaire. We asked people what they used and knew about the current methods implemented in Barking and whether they thought Barking was successful. I also went see for myself whether they had been successful by judging whether the methods they had introduced such as one way roads and bus lanes worked effectively and efficiently. Background

Barking is a suburban area of east London and is home to 180,000 people. It was historically a fishing site. Fishing was the most important industry in Barking from the 14th century, until the mid-19th century. Barking is 1.5 miles away from the school I currently attend. The railway station opened in 1854 and was served by electric London Underground services from 1908. . In addition to an extensive and fairly low density residential area, the town Centre forms a large retail and commercial district, which is currently a focus for regeneration However over the years Barking has experienced many problem in association with pollution, deprivation, and waste disposal problems along with traffic management. For my results I was expecting that Barking would have succeeded in control the movement of traffic management and also people. Also Barking is improving and has created several methods in order to reduce traffic congestion including 1. Cycle lanes: these have been implemented throughout Barking and offer a much safe and quicker methods of transportation since they can only be used by cyclist along with it helping to reduce traffic congestion and helping the environment by reducing no toxic gases. These have also been used in front of Barking station 2. Pedestrianized streets: these are been used throughout Barking and allow only for pedestrians to use the streets offering a much safer methods of moving throughout Barking along with helping the environment. 3. Bus lanes: these lanes can only be used by buses and allow the, to reduce their journey times and offer a faster method of transporting encouraging people to use them instead of vehicles. This also reduces congestion has there are less vehicles on the road. 4. One way streets: these are another factor that have been introduced. One way streets is a street either facilitating only one-way traffic, or designed to divert vehicles to move in one direction 5. Parking: throughout Barking they have also been an increase in street parking. They offer availability of parking spaces alongside of streets for free at certain times of the day. 6. Public transport: the vast amount of car journeys are taken by people going to work. Encouraging more people to use public transport would reduce traffic congestion and air pollution in Barking. Key terms

Key words| Definition|
Management strategies| Strategies implemented in order to control certain things , in my case it is the traffic management in Barking| Sustainability| Meeting the needs of people of people without damaging the environment or exploiting resources| Urban area| A geographical area constituting a city or town| Pedestrainisation| Pedestrian zone are areas of a city or town reserved for pedestrians|...
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