Mapping the Road Hierarchy for Transportation Planning

Pune has been facing immense problems related to traffic control and road maintenance. With an increasing number of motorcycles and cars, lack of decent infrastructure and poor monitoring systems, it becomes very difficult for the ward offices and the corporations to manage the problems observed on the roads.

To identify and manage the problems, location based and time stamped reports are necessary to be collected from the urban streets. Mapping this data out will provide the officials with a better interface to analyse the problems on a spatio-temporal scale and suggest solutions like design specifications, policy changes etc.

Pune city has a large road network which has been mapped by the corporation. But this map does not provide a hierarchy for the roads. The problems to be addressed by the ward office or the corporation are based on these hierarchies of roads. Mapping the urban streets for their road hierarchy will be very helpful for analysing the problems, monitoring the roads and managing the solutions to be provided.