All County Objectives

# 135

Traffic Counts

Amended due to traffic simulaltion models requiring current normal traffic data that were disrupted because of COVID.
By June 2023 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:
3.A.i Countywide Traffic Count Baseline 40%
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.