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AbstractUrban transport in Lima is currently one of the most critical problems in the city because it forces people to use motorized vehicles to move to most of their destinations, which causes traffic congestion in most of the busiest areas all over the city. Residents make more than 15 million daily trips, and about 75% of these are made through mass or public transport because there exists an insufficient infrastructure to use bicycles or walk, which brings adverse effects to citizens in terms of traffic, pollution, or insecurity. This paper details some solutions that could be implemented in one of the many busiest areas with vehicular problems: Plaza Bolognesi, a town square located in Lima Center. The main objective is to propose design solutions in the five surrounding avenues of this place to provide more safety for the citizens who tend to move in this area, whether walking, by bike, car, or any other way of transportation. Some of the proposals are to create bike lanes and pedestrian infrastructure, which help to improve traffic flow and build friendly communities. Also, the importance of pedestrians is demonstrated by including street furniture. Besides, to prevent vehicular congestion and disorder from increasing, bus lanes and more efficient urban signage are created. This project will demonstrate the importance of improving sustainable practices in the streets and the positive impact it would bring to the citizens who usually frequent the area.
DescriptionSustainable Built Environments Senior Capstone Project