June 9, 2004

Multiple Traffic Studies

The Davis County Clipper reports that three competing traffic studies--by WM, the government, and a private citizen--agree on one thing: people do not understand what traffic studies mean:

Snyder explained that one element of traffic studies that remains foreign to the public is the understanding of traffic service levels, given in letter grades A, B, C, D, E and F. (A means a signalized intersection wait of 10 seconds or less, and F means a wait of greater than 80 seconds.) The confusion comes when the public makes the incorrect connection between traffic letter grades and the familiar ones on school report cards.

�A D at an intersection is not the same as a D at school,� Snyder said.

�And," he added, �we tend to look at Layton�s traffic and say, �That�s horrible.� And it is. But Layton had exceeded its limits long before Wal-Mart.�

Posted by Kevin on June, 9 2004 at 08:28 AM