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Land Use And Transportation Integration Within The Greater Area Of The North West University (Potchefstroom Campus), South Africa: Problems, Prospects And Solutions

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/UT140501

Volume

138

Pages

12

Published

2014

Size

2,494 kb

Author(s)

I. M. Schoeman

Abstract

The main problem that this paper will address is the traffic congestion within the geographical area adjoining the NWU (Potchefstroom Campus). Therefore, the existing traffic patterns and land development tendencies are quantified, related and integrated through a 100% land use and traffic survey of the study area. The data is analyzed through the application of EMME4 modeling and simulation techniques. The results of the modeling will be used to formulate conclusions and strategy and recommendations as to address inter as well as intra traffic congestion, traffic movement, parking provision based on specific land use development and integration scenarios. The research will also assess the status quo geographical road design capacities, traffic movement enhancement, parking development and preferred land use development policies in terms of sustainable precinct development planning as the main goal and objective. The paper will serve as an important methodology and assessment tool and technique for urban areas experiencing similar spatial growth and spatial development problems due to a lack of land use and transportation development integration.

Keywords

land use and transportation integration, traffic congestion, land development, urban densification, traffic movement and accessibility.