Guidelines for the Analysis of the Traffic Impact of Development Proposals

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Guidelines for the Analysis of the Traffic Impact of Development Proposals

Title:

Guidelines for the Analysis of the Traffic Impact of Development Proposals

Author:

The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission
Prince George's County Planning Department

Publication Date:
09/01/2002
Source of Copies:

The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission
14741 Governor Oden Bowie Drive
Upper Marlboro, MD 20772

Number of Pages:
74

This document is the technical standard for the evaluation of the adequacy of transportation facilities by the Prince George’s County Planning Board. The Guidelines establish criteria by which staff and applicants with land development proposals can assess the traffic impact of the development proposals. They also indicate the manner in which the information will be presented to the Planning Board. A glossary of terms frequently used by transportation professionals in provided in Section 1 of these Guidelines. General information for initiating a traffic study is provided in Section 2 through 4. Section 5 provides detailed guidance on study requirements for each type of application. Section 6 through 10 describe the specific procedures required for the traffic study. Section 11 describes the procedure for Transportation Facilities Mitigation Plans. Section 12 addresses the procedure for establishment of Road Clubs. The Guidelines incorporate methods and practices which are currently being used by the Prince George’s County Planning Department’s Transportation Planning Section (TPS) staff.