Faculty: Komal Parikh | Birva Joshi

TA: Abhishek Chowatia | Devarsh J Shah

Urban road intersection design and analysis

The objectives of traffic engineering are to design operational facilities for the safe, convenient and economic movement of vehicles and people in urban areas. It covers a large scope traversing from characteristics of users to traffic facility planning and design of these facilities including intersections. This studio focused on understanding the traffic condition and related issues in urban areas, specifically at and around intersections as intersections are more vulnerable areas having several conflicting movements happening at once with multiple vehicle users and pedestrians. The studio helped students to characterize and evaluate user characteristics, physical elements, traffic flow characteristics and pavement conditions which will affect the design of the geometry of the intersection, evaluating the capacity of approach roadways and level of services for the intersection. Identifying and analyzing guidelines from different countries and comparing these to Indian standards gave them a better idea to design efficient intersections in urban areas.

Studio Unit

Studio Time line

Traffic Volume and Data

Proposed 3D Intersection

Pavement defects and improvement plan

Existing and Proposed LOS, speed analysis