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Guide to Traffic Management Part 12: Traffic Impacts of Developments

Publication no: AGTM12-09 Pages: 115

Part 12 – Traffic Impacts of Development identifies and manages the impacts on the road system arising from land use developments.  It provides guidance for planners and engineers associated with the design, development and management of a variety of land use developments.  The aim is to ensure consistency in the assessment and treatment of traffic impacts, including addressing the needs of all road users and the effect upon the broader community. Part 12 presents the land use and transport planning context for traffic impact assessment, including travel demand, safety, parking and access management issues.  It provides guidance on the need and criteria for impact assessments, and a detailed procedure for identifying and assessing the traffic impacts, and mitigating their effects.  Assessment of safety, infrastructure and environmental effects is also covered.  Examples are given of checklists, report structures, traffic generation rates and case study projects.

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