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The course examines trip generation and the distribution and assignment of these trips to the street network. The relationship between site planning, internal circulation and access to the adjacent streets is explored.

Course Outline
After participating in the course, you will be able to:

• Plan land development projects with a clear understanding of the relationship between land use and transportation
• Prepare the internal site design cognizant with the requirements of the authorities in your area
• Determine the magnitude of impact of land development on traffic
• Benefit from the knowledge of the approval process
• Follow a systematic procedure that you learn from real-life case studies
• Increase efficiency of your land development project by becoming familiar with the role of development consultants
• Quantify the impact, analyze its effect and develop appropriate mitigation measures
• Negotiate land use proposals at public hearings


Development or redevelopment of any parcel of land creates changes in traffic patterns on streets providing access to the development. This course discusses techniques for estimating the magnitudes of these changes and methods of measuring their impact on existing traffic operation.

The course examines trip generation and the distribution and assignment of these trips to the street network.  The relationship between site planning, internal circulation and access to the adjacent streets is explored.

In many cases, existing streets and intersections have sufficient capacity to accommodate increased traffic demand from adjacent development.  Where level of service is significantly affected, however, mitigating measures such as street widening, the addition of auxiliary lanes, signalization or modification of existing signal patterns and controls on access must be considered.  The course reviews the application of standards and techniques to produce acceptable resolutions to traffic impact problems.

In addition to the process of managing traffic impact, the course also touches on the roles of the developer, the consultant and the approving authority, and reviews the approval process.  The course assists individual practitioners to understand the process and to apply this knowledge to reach mutually acceptable solutions to traffic impact problems.

The course relies on actual case studies to illustrate the application of methods and techniques.  The case studies include both residential and commercial development.


To identify the relationship between land development and traffic impact and to present proven methods and techniques for quantifying that impact, analyzing its effects and developing appropriate mitigation.

Who Should Attend

Municipal planners; municipal engineers; land development engineers; public works engineers; traffic and transportation engineers; roads and bridges engineers; planning, traffic and engineering consultants; traffic operations analysts, public hearing specialists,  technicians and technologists, owners and developers, managers of capital projects, municipal staff and elected officials involved in the decision making process.

Program Outline

Day I

Welcome, Introduction, Workshop Preview, Learning Outcomes and the  Assessment Method                                                

• Relationship between land use and transportation
• The transportation and land development cycle
• Urban growth
• Redevelopment
• Need for traffic impact studies
• Road and street hierarchy
• Capacity
• Level of service
• Traffic control

Internal Site Design
• The site planning process
• Building location, access and circulation
• Site plan review
• Planning scales
• Access location and design
• Principles
• Corner clearances
• Driveways
• Parking and circulation
• Parking generation
• Parking lot layout
• Internal circulation


Day II

External Site Traffic Analysis (Part A)
• Agency requirements
• Study area
• Development details
• Design hours and horizon year
• Base traffic conditions
• Future (background) growth
• Network changes
• Trip generation techniques
• Pass-by and linked trips
• TTS data applications
• Traffic assignment

External Site Traffic Analysis (Part B) 
• Unsignalized intersection analysis
• Sight distance
• Signalized intersection analysis-Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS)
• Software packages
• Traffic infiltration
• Environmental capacities
• Traffic calming
• Design solutions
• Functional feasibility
• Transit and pedestrian issues
• Warrants
• Safety issues
• Travel demand management
• Study report 



The Approval Process-Public Viewpoint
• Land use planning context
• Official plans, zoning, draft plans, site plans
• Municipal approval process
• Provincial approval process
• Public participation
The Approval Process-Private Viewpoint 
• The role of the developer, the consultant and the approving authority
• Review of survey results
• Relationships
• Accountability

Case Studies
Questions and Answers and Feedback to Participants on Achievement of Learning Outcomes

Concluding Remarks and Final Adjournment


Michael Flanigan
Michael B. Flanigan is a Project Manager with the Traffic Engineering and Operation Section of the Transportation and Works Department for the City of Mississauga. He has over 30 years of experience in Municipal Traffic Engineering, Operations, Planning and Design especially in the area of Traffic Signal Control. He is currently President of IMSA Ontario, serves as their Certification Chairman, and is a member of a number of IMSA International Committees.

Stan Jakaitis
Stanley R. Jakaitis, Degree in Urban Studies, College Diploma’s in Transportation and Urban Planning is retired with City of Mississauga. He has over 34 years of experience in Traffic and Transportation Planning. He has served on various agencies and was a Provincial Fence Viewer (line fences act) in the past.
Prerequisites & Certificates

Certificates offered

1.8 CEU / 18 PDH

Cancellation Policy
To withdraw from a course, you must send a request, in writing, with the official receipt to our office. Fifteen or more business days in advance: full refund less $50.00 administration charge. Five to fifteen business days in advance: non-refundable credit of equal value for any future EPIC seminar within one year. Credits are transferable within your organization. In case of an unexpected event occurring after this time, you may send someone else to take your place without any additional cost.
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Our instructor, Stephen Lamming, was outstanding and a true expert in his field. He was able to complement the technical air monitoring information with practical real life examples which was highly beneficial. He is an excellent communicator and was highly interactive with the course attendees. This course was recommended to me because Stephen Lamming does an outstanding job. I was very impressed with this course and have subsequently recommended it to my colleagues.
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Would have liked more interactive problem solving.
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