FRA conducts live traffic analysis – FBC News

The Fiji Roads Authority is conducting real-time traffic analysis in the Suva-Nausori Corridor to establish baseline data for future congestion and capacity improvements.

Director General Kamal Prasad explains that the main objective of this exercise is to collect real-time data on the time it takes private tourist vehicles to reach certain landmarks.

These include traffic lights, built-up areas, roundabouts and intersections along Kings Road and Princes Road during rush hour.

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Prasad says that not having the police to control major intersections gives the FRA much better data on the length of queues and driver behavior at those intersections.

He adds that after the vehicle counting exercise, they will be able to determine from models which algorithms are optimized for traffic light operations, locations to install overpasses and locations to install cameras to deter traffic. drivers to block intersections.

Prasad says these improvements can negate the need for police to control rush-hour traffic.

He says their main point of reference for this exercise was the Vuci Road and Foster Road roundabouts.

The general manager says that daily from 6am to 9am and 4pm to 7pm, and at 15 minute intervals, cars depart at the reference points via Kings Road and Princes Road.

The exercise started on March 8 and will end on Friday.

Charles J. Kaplan