RATIONALIZING SIGNAGE IN PANAJI PART A: ROAD AND TRAFFIC SIGNAGE POLICY

 

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Sample Application of Guidelines on Traffic Signage

Location: Goa
Status: Project Proposal Report Submitted to CCP
Year of Completion: 2016

 

A well-planned system of signage gives a sense of unity and character throughout the city along with conveying information for better legibility of the place to citizens and tourists. However, if left unplanned, the signage system results in a disordered, inconsistent and even chaotic impression of the city.

The proposed road and traffic signage policy aimed to mitigate pedestrian traffic conflict while ensuring the right of way wherever necessary. The project proposes a comprehensive reorganization and rationalization through documentation, planning, design, and appropriation by addressing 3 types of road and traffic signage which are:

  1. Mandatory Signs: These include parking, ‘compulsory left’ signs, one-way markers, pedestrian markers and auxiliary traffic control signage.
  2. Cautionary Signs: These are signage that is meant to warn, caution or inform traffic movement on un-usual conditions, dangers, silence zones, etc.
  3. Informatory Signs: Informatory signs are meant for orientation and way-finding and are spread across Panaji at junctions, by-lanes and intersections for direction and information.
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