FAQ Friday: Will More Parking Volume Result in Traffic Congestion?
The proposed mixed-use development has one entrance/exit; the present parking lot has three. With more parking volume, will this result in traffic congestion on Allen, Troy, and perhaps even Woodward and 9 Mile at peak traffic times?
Traffic increases during peak hours are a reality of our popular downtown. To help us better understand and address this problem, the City enlisted the help of Opus International, a transportation and traffic engineering firm. They examined current peak traffic in an effort to help us quantify the impact that a future development will have. After an in-depth traffic analysis survey, Opus has found that traffic increases during peak times on Allen, W. Troy, and Woodward at W. Troy have no significant impacts on traffic flow (review the complete presentation of their findings here). Regardless, the City is working on strategies to ease traffic flow throughout the construction process, including the possibility of implementing one-way traffic and angled parking on W. Troy.
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