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Traffic Impact Studies

Parking Studies

Traffic Signal Warrants

Intersection Design

Queue Analysis

Access and Circulation Analysis

Transportation Demand Management

TRAFFIC IMPACT STUDIES

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Our comprehensive traffic impact studies are optimal for any land-use development. After collecting traffic count data at intersections surrounding your site and estimating project traffic using the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) generation rates, we forecast future traffic conditions. If the intersections are severely impacted, we provide cost-effective and environmentally conscious mitigation options. Moreover, we discuss project access, internal circulation, and parking requirements to ensure that your project will meet local and Congestion Management Program requirements. And if necessary, we will gladly attend hearings and provide representation in meetings.

PARKING STUDIES

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One service that we offer is an analysis of a project’s parking demand based on the sum of individual project components. After estimating the peak hour parking demand using a shared parking demand model created for the project, we use creative parking strategies, shared parking opportunities, and alternative measures to meet the project’s constraints and demands according to applicable city ordinances, codes and the Urban Land Institute’s (ULI) parking rates. Click here for example.

TRAFFIC SIGNAL WARRANT ANALYSIS

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We conduct complete traffic signal warrant analysis at unsignalized intersections using State of California Department of Transportation (CalTrans) warrant sheets. We accompany our analysis with appropriate graphics, speed data, accident information, and traffic and pedestrian counts, such that the documents and report are suitable for submission to the local jurisdiction.

INTERSECTION DESIGN

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Through creative mitigation techniques we are able to ensure that traffic surrounding your project will flow smoothly and safely. Once the mitigation plan has been approved the next step is designing the intersection improvements. Using the latest in computer aided design (CAD) technology, our engineers will come up with the most economical solution for your project’s traffic needs.

QUEUE ANALYSIS

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In order to assure the safety of motorists and pedestrians, minimizing delays at fast food restaurants, security gates, and loading and unloading zones is essential. We analyze potential line delays caused by the project and its surroundings and provide alternatives that facilitate uninhibited traffic movement.

ACCESS & CIRCULATION ANALYSIS

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We stress the importance of providing an easily accessible project, which maximizes visibility and minimizes entry confusion. Coupled with creating a site that promotes trouble-free access, we also emphasize unhampered circulation through a project’s parking lot, in order to promote user-friendliness and reduce traffic accidents. Loading dock areas are assessed for maneuverability on and off-site using software simulating movements as necessary.

TRANSPORTATION DEMAND MANAGEMENT

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TDM reports are prepared for projects displaying the project components, identifying local transit opportunities and project incentives for ridesharing, bicycling, walking and using mass transit, and describing on-site facilities which encourage reductions in vehicle trips. Click here for example.