|GP: Expert opinion on the proposal for the traffic design of the area in front of the station in Olomouc - Czech|
The most important aim of this project is to provide an expert opinion on the proposal for the traffic design and to recommend measures improving safety. (The proposal of the design is a part of the documentation serving as a base for area decision.) The design variant has already been chosen, therefore only the final variant has been dealt with. It was necessary to reach an opinion on the area in front of the station (bus terminal), underground car park, parking, adjacent crossings, pedestrian crossings. It was also necessary to formulate recommendations concerning possible adjustment of the above stated areas. Inspecting the documentation to the area decision, I found the design of the area in front of the station fairly generous. Therefore, I recommended narrowing the traffic lanes in some places, increasing the portion of green areas, and also separating the parking lane by a strip of growing vegetation. I also suggested that car transport should respect both the higher number of pedestrians or cyclists and the necessary accessibility of the area for the means of town public transport. I recommended the division of pedestrian crossings by physical refuges, wherever this is possible, which will divide the traffic into separate channels and make the pedestrian crossings shorter. The proposed traffic control at these crossings was considered. I also recommended introducing some telematics features. I considered proposals for traffic calming, road marking and organization of the construction.
Realization of the steps suggested will in the case of the traffic junction in question result in increasing safety for all users. Due to narrower traffic lanes considerable financial means can be saved (CZK 880 000). The realized constructions may serve as a good example for similar projects.
Planned Course and Objectives:
Expert opinion on the proposal for the traffic design of the area in front of the station in Olomouc
The town of Olomouc
Duration of the Project:
11/2000 - 12/2000
Zdenìk Hrubý, S 18 - Transport Planning Section
Publications and references:
CDV, Zdenìk Hrubý