Managing Road Traffic in Singapore

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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. However, the Park and Ride Scheme was not very successful. This can be shown through the 585 parking lots used out of the 7700 created, which clearly shows that most people would enter the CBD area early or just take public transport.This also shows that the Park and Ride Scheme was not very popular amongst the people. Most drivers found it not worthwhile to leave their vehicle parked outside the city and pay for the parking fees. 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.

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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. After the implementation of the ALS, there were only 7’700 vehicles entering the CBD. Thus, ...

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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?