Traffic Impact Study Guidelines

The Traffic Impact Study Guidelines (PDF, 71 KB) assess potential impacts of traffic changes caused by proposed development on municipal roads.

The goal of a traffic impact study is to assess potential impacts of traffic changes caused by proposed development on municipal roads and to identify any infrastructure improvements of mitigation measures needed to ensure the road network will operate acceptably and safely upon completion of the proposed development. 

Traffic impact studies vary in scope and complexity depending on the type and size of the proposed development and typically consider all modes of travel including:

  • Cars
  • Trucks
  • Transit
  • Cyclists
  • Pedestrians

The Traffic Impact Study will:

  • Evaluate the impact of the proposed new development
  • Utilize assumptions consistent with the City’s generally accepted methodologies and parameters and will be comparable to other traffic studies submitted to us for review. Industry standards will be applied
  • Provide a standard approach and reduce confusion and delay in processing planning applications
  • Assist staff in reviewing traffic studies and reduce revisions and resubmissions