The Flow Of Traffic For The Intersection Of North Perimeter Road And University Drive
Proposal to Investigate the Flow of Traffic for the Intersection of North Perimeter Road and University Drive.
More and more students are being accepted into Cal Poly every year and the campus is building more on-campus housing to accommodate for this new population of students and to encourage students to be on-campus. This increase of students causes many problems because already the classes are impacted, the parking lots are impacted, and the streets are impacted. Furthermore, some argue that Cal Poly is reaching its limits and that the university cannot grow anymore. If this is the case, then we would have to make the small space we have work more efficiently to accommodate for the large population. Therefore, the issue I would like to tackle in particular is the efficient use of roads with a focus on the intersection of N. Perimeter Rd. and University Dr. As there is an increase of traffic, whether it is pedestrians, bicyclists, or cars, there has been a problem of safety and congestion of traffic. For drivers there is a constant need for aggressive driving in intersections to avoid being stuck. As a pedestrian we have to constantly evade bikes who don’t stop at stop signs and cars who try to slip in between the hordes of people. Since pedestrians have the right of way, they shouldn’t have to feel in danger whenever they cross the street. But if pedestrians have their…