Traffic

This image is assembled using data available from the 2005 Traffic Count Book.  Released by the City of Dallas, the most recent traffic counts for this area date back to 2001.  Rather than chart dated figures, this image uses bubbles of various sizes to describe volume and circulation of traffic within the Oak Cliff Gateway.

Volume and circulation patterns will influence zoning recommendations for streetscape guidelines, parking solutions and thoroughfare plans.  If you have access to more current figures please let us know.  If you have an interest in viewing the figures behind the bubbles follow this link: traffic.

Infographic by Michael A. Mendoza
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3 thoughts on “Traffic

  1. Thank you for the link to information on roundabouts in the OC Gateway. Fascinating.

    Posted by dmaison | August 2, 2011, 1:22 PM
  2. Ms. Lepeska,

    These presentations on roundabouts are great. I like the effort to show roundabouts in use within a variety of urban and rural environments. I agree, installing a roundabout at Beckley and Zang is worth a look. I have been told that the area is too small, but the the presentation shows them in use in areas that appear much tighter. Thank you for sharing the links.

    MM

    Posted by Michael A. Mendoza | July 27, 2011, 11:49 AM
  3. Residents are concerned about speed and traffic delays. One solution that calms traffic but also allows the traffic to flow more smoothly are roundabouts. I see the intersections at Beckley and Zang, and the one at Sylvan and Colorado crying out for roundabouts because of there bad skews that that limit sight lines. Beckley and Colorado would also benefit.

    I used to work at the Wisconsin Department of Transportation and the department did fund a number of roundabouts. There is always some initial opposition but as time goes on people appreciate the ability to live without traffic signals or stop signs.

    Here is a link to a PowerPoint presentation from an Austin engineer:

    http://www.campotexas.org/pdfs/MOWP_RA.pdf

    If you really want to go into more depth, here is a link to the Wisconsin’s DOT roundabout design site:

    http://www.dot.state.wi.us/safety/motorist/roaddesign/roundabout-design.htm

    Posted by Allyn Lepeska | July 23, 2011, 1:17 PM

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