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Suggestions On Traffic Reduction?

Discussion in 'General Forum' started by Austin Gates, Jan 23, 2015.

  1. Austin Gates

    Austin Gates Unskilled Worker

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    Hey everyone, I was wondering if anyone could give me some suggestions on how my city could reduce traffic. I like to think of this as a town hall meeting!
    traffic help.jpg
     
  2. pauliaxz

    pauliaxz Mayor

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    Public transport
     
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  3. Austin Gates

    Austin Gates Unskilled Worker

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    Well I have several bus lines, and I also have 4 metro lines, but traffic is still bad.
     
  4. Rene

    Rene Executive

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    more mass transit, busses, trams
     
  5. veija2

    veija2 Mayor

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    You've done a nice job with your traffic so far, and this road structure looks like it's at a crucial point. Here's a couple tips:

    traffic help.jpg
    1. Smaller roads intersect major thoroughfares too close together. Connect multiple roads at the same intersection. Where possible, delete the section of smaller road that crosses the main road. Reconnect the smaller road section to another smaller road with less traffic or do away with it all together.

    2. Add a service road right next to either side of the main road. Connect the smaller intersection roads to it instead of the main road. Connect the service road to the main road at a more limited number of intersections.

    3. The bridge and sections of road it connections to on both sides should have the same traffic capacity. Right now, this is the main bridge being used to cross the river. Not much traffic is using the lower bridge because it isn't the shortest route between places where sims want to go.

    4. Put direct routes (bridge, major thoroughfare) between important destinations. Consider adding another bridge.

    5. Some of your crowded intersections look like an overpass would clear things up.

    6. Your inner ring road is carrying too much traffic to be just decorative. Reroute traffic to a (new) main thoroughfare or make the ring road bigger. Actually, the outer ring road looks like it's headed the same way. Be sure your ring roads are one way.

    Hope this helps. Like I said - these are tweeks to a system that's nicely designed already.
     
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  7. Austin Gates

    Austin Gates Unskilled Worker

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    Thanks so much for the advice and the graphic! I will definitely look at changing these right away. The main problem with my bridge is that I'm using a road size that doesn't have a corresponding bridge size :/ Or I couldn't find one anyways.
     
  8. MuxLee

    MuxLee Executive

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    have you got the bridge / road mods ?
     
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  9. Austin Gates

    Austin Gates Unskilled Worker

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    I have got the road mod, but idk about the bridge mod. And when I go to build a bridge, most of the ones have no thumbnails and when you place them, they aren't bridges really, just floating roads. it's very odd and I cannot figure out which mod messed everything up
     
  10. MuxLee

    MuxLee Executive

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    there are lots of bridge mods just search the xlex , they are a bit fiddly
     
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