We all travel on a daily basis, be it to school, university, work, or simply to see a friend and have some fun. Regardless of what means we use to travel with, one thing that affects us all is the condition of the roads and streets we travel on. While a good road is a joy to travel on, a bad road riddled with potholes is not only a nuisance, but can be outright dangerous. And as a recent article in The Cambodia Daily pointed out, a road’s condition also affects businesses located along it: a bad road makes for bad business.
Inspired a recent article and map in the Los Angeles Times, which graded the quality of roads in L.A., Urban Voice is launching its own campaign to map road conditions in Phnom Penh.
To participate in this joint effort, simply go to Submit a Report and enter a report in one of the six categories under ‘Street and Road Conditions’:
- Very Good: no cracking, no oxidation and no structural failure. No maintenance required.
- Good: minimal cracking, no oxidation and no structural failure.
- Fair: some cracking, some repaving required, small/shallow potholes
- Poor: large potholes, resurfacing required.
- Very Poor: major or unsafe potholes, resurfacing or reconstruction required. Could damage vehicles.
When submitting your report, you can either choose to submit it as a single point, or use the line function to draw a line on the map. (If you’re unsure of how to do this, please check out the question ‘How do I submit a report?’ in our FAQ section.) You’re also encouraged to send us a picture of the road (or pothole); this is easily done by clicking on ‘Upload Photos’ and the bottom right of the screen.
So what are you waiting for? Send us your reports!