Go Back   Team-BHP > Around the Corner > Shifting gears


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 16th July 2010, 23:36   #1
BHPian
 
asethi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 372
Thanked: 39 Times
Default Average speed on our city roads!

Guys, ever thought what is the real speed with which we travel on our over congested city roads?! We really get happy when we get to touch 50kmph on some stretches, but the real time taken to commute is really pathetic!

I just realized this when I saw my phone's gps dashboard summary, just have a look:
Name:  scr000002.jpg
Views: 294
Size:  23.1 KB

And most of this run has been on HSR Layout - Whitefield stretch, even with some fast stints on the ORR! Surprising, we don't really even get to touch 20kmph on an average!

What are your thoughts on this?!
asethi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17th July 2010, 01:28   #2
Senior - BHPian
 
vivekiny2k's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: cincinnati, jabalpur,chennai
Posts: 1,241
Thanked: 163 Times
Default

relax, you have to account for signal stops, turns etc. Who told you you could/would/should maintain a high avg speed?

Quote:
Originally Posted by asethi View Post
Guys, ever thought what is the real speed with which we travel on our over congested city roads?!

even with some fast stints on the ORR! Surprising, we don't really even get to touch 20kmph on an average!

What are your thoughts on this?!
vivekiny2k is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17th July 2010, 01:46   #3
Senior - BHPian
 
aargee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: KATN
Posts: 4,647
Thanked: 1,955 Times
Default

In Chennai, here're my timings. Since I don't have GPS to measure precisely, I've measured it approximately, as much as I can using the regular clock.
Distance - 31.8 Kms; Route taken - T.M.Voyal-Ambattur-Maduravoyal-Porur-Guindy-OMR-Taramani

Mode - 4 wheeler; Start time 15:45, End time 17:00 - 75 minutes; avg speed - 25.44
Mode - 2 wheeler; Start time 15:55, End time 16:40 - 50 minutes; avg speed - 38.16
Mode - 4 wheeler; Start time 06:45, End time 07:30 - 45 minutes; avg speed - 42.4
Mode - 2 wheeler; Start time 06:45, End time 07:25 - 40 minutes; avg speed - 47.7
Mode - 4 wheeler; Start time 03:30, End time 03:58 - 28 minutes; avg speed - 68
aargee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17th July 2010, 01:58   #4
BHPian
 
asethi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 372
Thanked: 39 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by vivekiny2k View Post
relax, you have to account for signal stops, turns etc. Who told you you could/would/should maintain a high avg speed?
it's not about could/would/should maintain high speed, it's just an observation/realization that i shared. And signals, turns are part of your total commute time! It's just that how slow our pace of life has become in the big cities!
asethi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17th July 2010, 10:35   #5
BHPian
 
KRRaj's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 509
Thanked: 14 Times
Default

Bangalore had indeed the slowest average speed in India. NDTV did a survey sometime back and Bangalore was clocked at 16kmph, the lowest in India
KRRaj is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
What is the average age of cars on Indian roads? dhuli The Indian Car Scene 16 28th September 2012 21:46
Our roads. Our people. Rudra Sen The Indian Car Scene 31 8th August 2008 18:52


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 13:09.

Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks