Table of Contents Traffic


By their existence, nature, layout, or design, subdivisions should not contribute to undue traffic congestion, which would jeopardize the integrity of the highway and street system and reduce the level of service to the public. Evaluating a subdivision's impact on traffic involves three things:

  • Estimating projected traffic volumes
  • Relating projected traffic volumes to the characteristics and features of the street system
  • Ensuring that the characteristics of the subdivision layout do not promote congestion but promote safe operation and the accommodation of bicycles, pedestrians, and transit or commercial vehicle needs as required

The District Development Technician can advise if a traffic impact study may be required. For more information on traffic impact studies, consult the Planning and Designing Access to Developments Manual provided in .PDF form on this website.

This guide is a living document; it is subject to change without notice. Please check the Rural Subdivisions Website ( to make sure your version is sufficiently current.