Comment 96654

By matthewsweet (registered) | Posted January 10, 2014 at 15:34:01 in reply to Comment 96650

As a general rule, part of traffic forecasting includes projecting traffic volume and turning movements based on land use. So in the case of MIP, they would look at existing conditions (traffic counts and turning movements today), and then project to a set horizon year, which in the case of Longwood would most likely be the year when they expect MIP to be fully built out. Based on what they expect in terms of number of employees on site and types of businesses and an estimate of the percentage of trucks in the traffic, then they establish the horizon year traffic volumes and turning movements. It is a combination of what they know based on current conditions, and best practices related to the planned land uses. Any new development is generally required to submit this sort of study, called a Traffic Impact Study, to the municipality for approval. The Longwood Road EA would also have required this sort of work.

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