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City's Report Card Says Traffic Volume Down From 2007

Traffic volume on most major street segments surveyed steadily increased from 1994 to 2003. However, many surveyed segments experienced traffic decreases since 2003, according to the report.

The following information comes directly from the city of Laguna Niguel's community report card 2012.

Page 9 states that the city's traffic volume is down from 2007.

Description of the indicator:

This indicator measures the average weekday traffic volume on major street segments in Laguna Niguel.

Why is it important?

Good land use planning and traffic engineering should result in the smooth and efficient movement of traffic onCity streets, roads, and highways. The monitoring of traffic volumes is important to guide future land usedecisions and to identify and prioritize needed street and intersection improvements for the City’s Capital Improvement Plan.

How is Laguna Niguel doing?

Traffic volume on most major street segments surveyed steadily increased from 1994 to 2003. However, many surveyed segments experienced traffic decreases since 2003. The street segments that saw the most significant decreases are Golden Lantern from Marina Hills Drive to Paseo de Colinas (-19.3 percent), Golden Lantern from Paseo de Colinas to Crown Valley Parkway (-14.2 percent), and Crown Valley Parkway from Niguel Road to Camino del Avion (-12.7 percent). The overall decrease in traffic volume may be attributed to current economic conditions.

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