Accra: Training Session on Traffic and Parking Management

Transitec organised a training course under the theme "Introduction to Traffic and Parking Planning Tools and Studies" from 8th – 12th May 2023 for technical staff from Greater Accra involved in roads design, transport, and land use planning at the national and local government levels.

From 8th – 12th May 2023, Transitec within the framework of its involvement under the Ghana Urban Mobility and Accessibility Project (GUMAP) financed by State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) organised a second 5-day training course on Traffic and Parking Planning Tools and Studies.

A diverse group of 42 dedicated officers, carefully selected from the DoTs of eight Metropolitan and Municipal Assemblies (MMAs) in the Greater Accra Metropolitan Area (GAMA), Department of Urban Roads (DUR) at the national, regional and local levels, the Ministry of Local Government Decentralisation and Rural Development (MLGDRD), Ministry of Transport, Land Use and Spatial Planning Authority (LUSPA), the Ghana Statical Service (GSS) and the Greater Accra Passenger Transport Executive (GAPTE) participated in this enriching training.

The objective of the training was to equip participants with the principles and tools to understand and be able to broadly address the causes of a traffic problem and define which topics should be deepened and to which extend (in time and space). Throughout the training, a wide range of essential topics were covered, including:

  • Introduction to traffic planning, traffic management and streetscape design
  • Traffic Plans methodologies
  • Traffic management plans’ standards in Ghana
  • Diagnosis phase and tools
  • Introduction to sustainable and effective parking management
  • Parking management plans’ standards in Ghana
  • Assessment of parking needs

Relevant case studies and international examples were discussed to help participants draw useful lessons to enhance their conceptualization of traffic and parking management issues and actions required to address them. The interactions, breakaway groups and open discussions encouraged exchange of ideas and peer learning.

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