CAA Offers Solutions to Reduce Congestion

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The Canadian Automobile Association (CAA) released a new report, Congestion Solutions, which identifies multiple ways to ease gridlock on Canadian roadways.

The report highlights three things that governments, private sector and the Canadian public can do to help relieve the current situation.

The first axis proposed by CAA involves the optimization of the current road infrastructure through the implementation of specific, simple solutions, such as the synchronization of traffic lights, improved breakdown and collision management, variable speed limits adapted to traffic volume for improved fluidity and highway onramp management.

Several noteworthy solutions which are not well-known to the general public are also included in the report. The CAA points out that the Government of Canada and the Council of Ministers of Transportation could also play a useful role in identifying and sharing best practices.

The national federation also promotes additional, targeted investments to relieve specific high impact bottlenecks, as well as investments in general fields such as ride-sharing, bike sharing and bicycle infrastructure, which are relatively low-cost solutions.

An Executive Summary and related research are available on the CAA Website.

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