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FRA Looking to Solve Traffic Jam Problems

  The Fiji Roads Authority (FRA) is attempting to solve the problem of constant traffic jam along the Suva-Nausori corridor on working days. One of the contributing factors to problem,
02 Apr 2016 09:19
FRA Looking to Solve Traffic  Jam Problems

 

The Fiji Roads Authority (FRA) is attempting to solve the problem of constant traffic jam along the Suva-Nausori corridor on working days.

One of the contributing factors to problem, as identified by FRA, is the increasing number of car ownerships.

FRA acting chief executive officer Rory Garland said as car ownership and the availability increase, people would choose to travel by car more often.

“Currently there is a very high use of bus and taxi for commuting in Fiji, especially compared to some other cities around the world. However as more people have access to cars, they are likely to choose to commute, or take children to school, by car. This will result in more congestion.”

For the long term, Mr Garland said there is a need to create a transport system where public transport, walking and cycling are affordable and attractive ways of getting around.

“People need to have a good alternative to using the car,” he said.

Mr Garland said the FRA is working closely with Land Transport Authority (LTA) and Police to help manage traffic on a daily basis and deal with any incidents which cause holdups.

“We just recently installed a no-right-turn system at Samabula to improve traffic flows and safety along the Ratu Mara Road,” he said.

Mr Garland said FRA is also working with LTA to improve traffic conditions at Nabua. In particular, they are looking into ways of reducing the interaction between traffic and buses at a busy interchange.

Edited by Jonathan Bryce

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