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A Study of Traffic Congestion along Old Hope Road, Kingston, Jamaica

Students from Wolmer’s School for Boys


Geographic focus: Jamaica / greater Kingston area

Date completed: 2005

Jamaica’s growing population has put pressure on the country’s transportation system. Students from Wolmer’s School for Boys carried out traffic counts, analyzed maps, and administered questionnaires to determine the major points of origin and destination for commuters using a section of one of Jamaica’s main highways. From their data and analyses, the students made a number of recommendations for reducing traffic in the area of the study, including: increased number of indented bus stops, more traffic grids, and greater presence of traffic police. 

Topics / keywords: Transportation; Traffic  

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