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Road safety study and plan for remedies for three black spots in Jamaica: a minor field study
2000 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The transport sector is recognised as being of crucial importance in fulfilling Jamaica’s objectives of rapid economic growth, social justice, economic independence and sustainable development. The Jamaican road network needs upgrading and reconstruction in many parts. Any improvement in the safety standard must therefore be realistic and probably employ low-cost engineering methods as much as possible. The cost for rebuilding the road network and the facilities for the vulnerable road-users that have been wore down will exceed the cost for maintaining the road environment continuously. A number of black spots in Jamaica have been defined in an earlier project. The task for this thesis has been to find suitable remedies for three of these black spots. The three spots are: Washington Boulevard (pedestrian crossing), McCooks Pen (prevent overtaking and speeding) and Old Harbour Town Centre (improve the road environment for both motorists and vulnerable road-users). These spots have been studied by visual inspection and traffic counts. After a thorough study of adequate literature a catalogue of remedies was produced and from this suitable remedies have been selected. Furthermore the advantages of evaluation of the remedies as well as of maintenance have been presented.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2000.
Keywords [en]
Technology, Jamaica, Developing Country, Road Safety, Minor Field Study, Black Spot, Counter Measure, Traffic Calming
Keywords [sv]
Teknik
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URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-53891ISRN: LTU-EX--00/162--SELocal ID: ae08adac-e631-4a68-aa2c-6f596bcd448bOAI: oai:DiVA.org:ltu-53891DiVA, id: diva2:1027268
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Student thesis, at least 30 credits
Educational program
Civil Engineering programmes 1997-2000, master's level
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Validerat; 20101217 (root)Available from: 2016-10-04 Created: 2016-10-04Bibliographically approved

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