Traffic Flow Analysis and Solutions to Ease Traffic Flow at Unsignalized Taxila Intersection


  • Danish Farooq

    Department of Transport Technology and Economics, Faculty of Transportation Engineering and Vehicle Engineering, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary

  • Tayyab Akram

    Department of Transportation Engineering, Faculty of Civil Engineering, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Pakistan


Transportation system of a city affects all aspects of its citizen’s economic and personal activities. At a general level, the traffic problem considered as a situation of mismatch between supply (i.e., roads and their capacity) and demands (i.e., travel needs). The city administrators have tried to balance it by creating infrastructures (e.g., new roads, expanding capacity, under pass) or policy changes (e.g., banning heavy traffic movement during peak or day hours). Major problems that motorists are facing on highways intersection are congestion, accidents, and costs. Too many automobiles, trucks, buses, bicycles, and pedestrians are attempting to use the same space to reach their destiny. N-5 (major highway in Pakistan) passes through Taxila where at some intersection extreme traffic congestion sets in. Transportation problems are evident at some locations with complex roadway geometrics. So a traffic study is to be conducted to quantify the extent of transportation problems. This study aims to gain information and understanding about traffic system through the derivation of traffic information from traffic data, and then to apply this information in the assessment of the performance of traffic systems and their interaction with land use activities. This research is an effort to provide suggestion and recommendations to enforce an efficient traffic flow system.


congestion, traffic data, traffic flow system, recommendations

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Farooq, D., Akram, T. (2018) “Traffic Flow Analysis and Solutions to Ease Traffic Flow at Unsignalized Taxila Intersection”, Periodica Polytechnica Transportation Engineering, 46(2), pp. 101–107.