• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

Managing Road Traffic in Singapore

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

´╗┐To manage the traffic flow in Singapore such that it flows smoothly without traffic jams which could result in loss of man-hours which could then result in higher productivity costs, the Singapore government has inplemented measures to manage the traffic flow. Some these are the Area Licensing Scheme (ALS), Electronic Road Pricing (ERP), and the Park and Ride Scheme. The Park-and-Ride Scheme is aimed at controlling the traffic flow in the CBD area. Motorists had to park their vehicles at designated car parks outside the city area. They had the option to take public transport into the city which were mostly located near the car parks. ...read more.

Middle

Overall, this meant that there were still traffic congestion within the CBD area thus meaning that the Park and Ride Scheme was not very successful in controlling traffic flow in Singapore. The Area Licensing Scheme (ALS), is also used to control the traffic flow in the CBD. Motorists have to pay for the use of certain roads in Singapore which were Restricted Zones. Improvement of bus services, increased cost of parking in the city, and the Park and Ride Scheme?s implementation were used to discourage people from driving into the city area. It was very successful. Before the implementation of the ALS, there were 32?500 vehicles entering the CBD from 7.30 am to 9.30 am. ...read more.

Conclusion

These would include using other roads to arrive at their destinations, travel during the off-peak periods, use of public transport or car-pooling. Since its introduction, the ERP system has been effective in managing traffic congestion and resulted in improvements to traffic conditions as traffic congestion in many parts of Singapore have been reduced. Therefore, it clearly shows that In conlusion, the Park and Ride Scheme has not been very useful in managing traffic flow unlike the other two which are shown to be very effective in managing traffic flow as they however, are mandatory, not voluntary. However, although the Park and Ride scheme may not be very useful in the past, it may be in the future. ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE Human Geography section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Here's what a teacher thought of this essay

4 star(s)

High quality spelling, punctuation and grammar, including appropriate terminology. Excellent use of relevant statistics to support key points. The source of the stats should be mentioned - this may lead to consideration of reliability. Some idea of timeline of events may be helpful. It is presumed that the systems are written up chronologically, though this may not be the case. When was each scheme introduced?

Marked by teacher Katie Price 29/03/2013

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related GCSE Human Geography essays

  1. Marked by a teacher

    Development Case Study - Dharavi, Mumbai, India.People want to redevelop in Dharavi as it ...

    4 star(s)

    That it will ruin the community sense of Dharavi by relocating everyone into separate, alienated rooms. To rebuild all of Dharavi will also take an approximated 5-7 years, 5-7 years in which Dharavi's residents will have to be relocated out of their homes and try to scrape a living.

  2. Peer reviewed

    How can urban living be sustainable

    4 star(s)

    A public transport system is transport available to anyone. However there are often problem with public transport like being too expensive, having long delays, over crowded and run down facilities. Towns and cites always have more than one public transports system. Take London for example there are: trains, the tube, buses, bike lanes, boats and taxi's.

  1. Investigating the Spheres of influence between two major shopping centres.

    At Winton, The main bulk of people are from Winton itself and others from nearby areas such as Ensbury Park and Moordown. Only a few come further a field to visit Winton.

  2. What impact has tourism had on the people and the environment of Jamaica?

    Although I also intended to discuss cultural impacts of tourism on the locals of Jamaica and its interdependent relationship with the sustainability of tourism of the island, I could not really achieve this due to a lack of time. Therefore, if I had another opportunity to do this project again,

  1. GCSE Geography Settlement Coursework

    Oxfordshire is celebrating its 1000th birthday this 2007. The 2001 census showed that Oxford has the highest amount of economically active students in England and Wales, and the lowest number of retired people in the South East. This shows that despite Oxford's age, it is still as affluent as ever.

  2. Does the Bentalls Shopping Centre in Kingston Upon Thames meet the needs of the ...

    Putney Ex-change Guilford Centre Courts Centre Courts Guilford Harrods Harrods Only Bentalls Only Bentalls Putney Ex- change What do you feel is the best feature of this mall? Range of shops Range of shops Range of shops Range of shops Range of shops Range of shops Clean-liness Range of shops

  1. Changes in Transport 1750-1900

    Some of the roads were improved dramatically by the trustees. However, some turnpike roads were in a bad state, the trustees were blamed for not doing their jobs properly and people resented having to pay the toll. Sometimes there would be anti-turnpike riots who attacked the gates.

  2. Traffic congestion in Paris

    For example, they thought that building a huge ring road ?Le Boulevard Peripherique? would divert traffic away from the city but instead more people used cars as it was more convenient which led to traffic congestion. One solution which was, and is, ultra-effective is ?velib?.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work