• 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)

    saying that it will only legalize and relocate industries that are not "polluting", unfortunately Dharavi's recycling scheme is not one of these and Mumbai's recycling will be drawn to a halt. What criticisms have there been of the planned redevelopment of Dharavi?

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

    4 Entertainment facilities 3 Less litter 1 Less charity shops 1 Nothing 16 Data Analysis: Castlepoint's results on the left, Winton's on the right Below are the results shown on either pie or bar charts (depending on the question) to enable analysis to be easier: CASTLEPOINT WINTON Age: Evidently enough

  1. Castleton and The Peak District National Park.

    There were also many hotels and B+B's which suggested the same conclusion. Conclusion This method was very successful in showing us whether tourists create employment opportunities for locals in Castleton. The method could be improved by conducting a job survey of people in Castleton, but this would be time-consuming and some people may not wish to provide this information.

  2. An investigation to find the centre of Huntingdon's CBD.

    Survey I asked around 20 people at each of the sites the questions I had designed for the questionnaire and gave them the options of my six sites. I asked people of all ages so that I had a fair opinion.

  1. An Attempt to Delimit the C.B.D of Stamford.

    Method: Collection of primary data- we set about at different points of Stamford town collecting raw data. A pedestrian count indicates how busy the town is at particular points within the C.B.D. In order to do it, we positioned ourselves in different points of the Stamford High Street, which is

  2. In this investigation I will be investigating this hypothesis: Southampton has an important and ...

    This representation of the data will show clearly the density of the data and will also help to show which parts of the CBD are busier than others. A large amount of people around the core of the CBD will show that there are high-order goods available in that area because they attract more people than lower-order goods.

  1. Distinguish between primary and secondary resources used in recreation and tourism

    They rely mainly on man made roller coasters but still attract thousands of tourists each year. With reference to one or more areas analyse the extent to which recreation and tourism depend upon primary resources. Primary resources are a major part in tourism and recreation if there weren't any primary then no tourism would take place.

  2. Explain how different types of UK rural areas meet the motivations of ...

    The AONB was designated in 1958 and covers one quarter of the county of Surrey. The grandeur and beauty of these hills embrace an amazing variety of countryside from rolling chalk downs and flower rich grasslands, to acid heaths and woodlands.

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