Transit module: architecture for enhancing mobility
AuthorNajem, A M
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In a densely populated city like Dhaka, a proper transport solution is a prime demand as well as difficult to achieve. Through years, numerous infrastructural developments took place in Dhaka which is considered as neither a failure nor appropriate. Most of the plans costs great tolls in order to provide facilities. Tangible and intangible tolls. This thesis is about generating a process which will be an answer to the present transport malfunction of Dhaka city by identifying one of these grey infrastructural proposals and an attempt to provide an appropriate system in terms of efficiency, effectiveness, economy and publicness according to the context of a contemporary city. So, this thesis needs a sample site to undergo the research process which is Farmgate since it is a major transitional node of the transportation system in Dhaka city. This thesis envisions the transitional node of Farmgate as a multimodal transportation hub which will be a modular approach for other nodes with same characteristics. This thesis will establish the appropriateness of this idea by analyzing the existing context within 1 km radius as sample and from these data, a thorough comparative analysis will be done from 3 probable possibilities in 3 different location. The outcome will challenge the existing location of MRT station over SherE Bangla Nagar park and rethinks its position that has not enough open space. The adjacent buildings of the transportation node are all commercial marketplace. This paper will try to find the answer to approximate possibility of merging the multimodal hub with the existing commercial buildings. To achieve the answer, a macro level study and a micro level study of the site is going to be done. In macro level mapping, the connection of farmgate with other transportation hubs will be shown. A structural survey is needed to determine the existing situation of the buildings that adjacent to the node. The total count of existing registered vehicle is needed to determine the vehicular pressure at the node. It will also determine the modal change of people. A thorough survey of pedestrian movement is needed to understand the pedestrian movement pattern and public behavior. A mixed method questionnaire survey will be done on regular passersby of Farmgate to understand the nature of userfriendliness of the transitional node. After analyzing all the gathered data, there will be a designed tangible intervention of the idea which is a multimodal hub containing transportation, recreational, educational, healthcare facilities and civic space.