Speed Survey on National Highway N34 and N22
To determine the scalability and efficacy of a Speed Management and Assessment Tool (SMAT) to Low- and Middle-Income Countries (LMICs) utilizing existing and available data for Nepal, Fiji, and Ghana
Scott Wilson Nepal in association with Traffic & Transport Unlimited Solution Pvt. Ltd. carried out the speed survey for the TRL (The Future of Transport), UK to determine the scalability and efficacy of a Speed Management and Assessment Tool (SMAT) to Low-and Middle-Income Countries (LMICs) utilizing existing and available data of Nepal.
The survey was carried out from 5-7 September 2022 on Araniko Highway, (N22- Koteshwor to Suryabinayak section), and from 12-14 September 2022 on Janakpur (N34- Dhalkebar-Janakpur section). A manual handheld radar speedometer was used to record the free flow speed of the vehicles. All speed measurements were undertaken in free flow conditions where vehicles are unlikely to be accelerating or braking. This project intends to verify the tool’s efficacy in LMICs and provide methodologies for the evaluation and management of speed to be simply embedded into countries’ road safety operations.
National Highway -N34 (Between Bagmati River and Rammandir Road)
National Highway -N22 (Janakpur)
Photo source: Traffic & Transport Unlimited Solution Pvt. Ltd.