Road Design, Parking
& Traffic Management
Holiday Inn Hotel, Amman
17-20 May 2008
Amman a city like many other cities in the
region is developing at a much faster pace than the most optimist
planners would hope. The city grow from a population 10.000 in 1951
to 1.5 million in 1980 to around 3.000.000 this year "un-official
estimates with Iraqi refugees counting around 750.000".
Among the various infrastructures severely affected by
this growth is the roads and traffic system. More and more vehicles
with not enough roads "in size and numbers" or parking areas to support them, this
resulted in massive jams in many areas of the city, more and more
street parking that resembled high cholesterol in the city veins
"streets" thus limiting the flow of blood "vehicles".
Traffic jams of this sort will adversely reflect on
health "dust and CO2 emissions", environment "solid metals particles
in the air and noise pollution" this is in addition to its
negative economic impact in terms of fuel waste and imported vehicle
parts deteriorating. Traffic jams also put pressure on human's
productivity and emotional balance.
The problem - as well as in Cairo, Damascus and other
cities in the region may be addressed through lengthy and costly
projects like tunnels and bridges but other immediate solutions
should not be neglected such as adequate parking and intelligent
traffic management systems.
Park-Traffex '08 will focus on these immediate solutions while
waiting for the big projects to materialize, by then perhaps the
problem would be worse with more social and economic development in
the forecast that should require more bridges
Have your say, exhibit your products and take
effective action in solving this problem.
Application Form & Terms for participation PDF