Assignment of the practical work (English)

26 Setembro 2019, 12:24 Joaquim Jorge Da Costa Paulino Pereira

PGMU

Study of 2 streets

 

Choose 2 streets in zones (quarters) with different features.

One of the streets should be located in a predominantly residential area. The other should be in another kind of zone (or another quarter), for instance in a commercial or industrial area, inside a complex or a logistic area, or inside a university, or nearby a church, or a railway station or a supermarket.

Only parts (or stretches) of both streets should be considered (not the complete length of the streets). Obligatorily, your choices have to be validated by your Professor.

 

1. Cross section of both streets. Draw a cross-section of both streets, taking in consideration the width of the carriage way (where cars drive and park) and of the sidewalks. In your drawings you shall mention all dimensions and inclinations. Include photos of your streets in order to have a general overview of your cross-section. Comment the geometry of the street, taking in consideration the zones or areas (or quarters) where they are included.

 

2. Sidewalks. Estimate the level of service which exist in both sidewalks of only one of your streets. Draw 2 simplified cross-sections of the sidewalks in order to calculate the pedestrian flow (number of pedestrians by time unit) either in a rush hour and in another period, evaluate the global width and the used width. Comment your results. Whenever you find that the sidewalk has any kind of problems, please report them and include your comments on how the performance of the sidewalks could be improved in order to reach the adequate conditions.

 

3. Pedestrian crossings. Draw a pedestrian crossing which may exist in one of your streets (mark the width and the vertical and horizontal signals associated). Comment the situation and include your assessments on how the performance of the pedestrian crossing could be improved in order to reach the adequate conditions.

 

4. Parking in the street. Draw a schematic plan with the parking places which are available in one of your streets. Study the occupation of the street or the area (quarter) and the overall number of parking places which are available (estimate values, whenever necessary, always justifying such values). Comment your results and include your assessments on how the performance of the parking area could be improved in order to reach the adequate conditions

 

5. Drainage of a street. Comment the surface drainage of your streets (inclination of the sidewalks, any existing sewerage system, the dimensions on the edges of the carriage ways, contributions for the flows from the roofs and verandas of the adjacent buildings, etc). Include your assessments on how the performance of the parking area could be improved in order to reach the adequate conditions

 

6. Structural cross-section of the sidewalk and the carriage way area. In your cross sections of the streets, make a schematic drawing of their structure. Arbitrate values, whenever necessary. Comment you results.

 

7. Service infrastructures. In your cross sections of the streets, make a schematic drawing of the several service infrastructures which may exist (drainage and sewerage systems, water supply pipes, electricity cables, gas conduits or pipes, TV cable cables, etc). Include those that you have identified either in the sidewalks or in the carriage way. This study will be made essentially by locating the covers of the visiting boxes which may be seen at the surface of sidewalks and carriage ways. Arbitrate values, whenever necessary. Comment you results.