Disciplinary: Civil Engineering (Traffic and Safety Management), Public Administration and Policy.
Keywords: Public participatory process (PPP); Social inclusion; Safety management; U-turn management; Traffic jams; Increase road safety; Traffic accidents; PPP discussion group; Road safety; Road diet.
This research studies and develops the traffic management on Thai highway No.21 in front of three schools in Phetchabun province, by collecting opinions through the public participation process (PPP). The PPP group comprises thirty-five people of agencies related to traffic and accidents (six responsible traffic police officers, four responsible highway engineers, and twelve community traffic volunteer staff) and thirteen frequent travelers. A structured survey is conducted to learn concerns about traffic problems/management during rush hours as well as opinions on solving traffic problems. The PPP group has multiple in-depth conversations, with a framework for traffic management and solutions to reduce accidents on Thai highway No.21 in front of schools in Mueang district, Phetchabun province, Thailand. From the opinion survey, the most serious is lacking traffic problem resolution, followed by on-street parking, insufficient public transportation, most drivers lacking knowledge of traffic rules, large trucks to stop and deliver goods, and too many motorcycles. The PPP group want to have more traffic surface to solve traffic jam. The PPP group has been introduced various possible strategies to road safety management including U-turn management. adding bumps/speed tables, using by-pass roads or ring roads, road diet, using information technology, strong road traffic laws enforcement, charging rush hours toll to trucks, providing parking spaces raise awareness through education. The trade-off of traffic management should be considered.
Paper ID: 11A15B
Cite this article:
Vichaitanapat, Y., Utainarumol, S., Witchayangkoon, B. (2020). Development of Traffic Management by Public Participatory Process: The Case of Traffic in Front of Mueang Phetchabun Schools.International Transaction Journal of Engineering, Management, & Applied Sciences & Technologies, 11(15), 11A15B, 1-8.
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