All County Objectives

COVID Impacted
# 135

Traffic Counts

Progress impacted by COVID-19. Budget constraints created by the economic impact of the pandemic may result in further objective delays or discontinuing work. Departments will complete this analysis for the December 2020 update.
By June 2021, Public Works will create a countywide traffic count program and will complete traffic counts on major roadways.

Key Steps

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Procure a traffic engineering consultant. Perform traffic counts on arterials and collectors. Create database of traffic counts. Create a traffic count layer on Geographic Information System.
Plan Reference: Collaborating Depts:
3.A.i PLN Countywide Traffic Count Baseline 30%
The County of Santa Cruz conducts vehicular traffic volume counts along unincorportated roads throughout the County of Santa Cruz. The traffic counts are used to determine the average daily traffic (ADT) which is the volume of vehicles counted over a given time period. The ADT is necessary for presenting a countywide picture of traffic flow, evaluating traffic trends, funding for maintenance and improvements.

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