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1. Welcome and Call to Order (Steve Emslie, 7PM)
2. Last review of draft "Purpose and Need" Statements (Joe and Heba, 7PM-7:15PM)
3. Complete review of Assessment Measures and Methods checklist (Joe and Heba, 7:15PM-8:30PM)
4. Other Items for the Good of the Order (Steve Emslie, 8:30PM-8:55PM)
5. Set next Meeting Date and Time (Steve Emslie, 8:55PM)
6. Adjourn (Steve Emslie, 9PM)
Proposed/Perliminary Drafts -- Round Table, Traffic Plan metrics - July 26, 2004
“To advise the Transportation Division as regards assessment measures to employ and both the impact and effectiveness of the Second Downtown North Traffic Calming Trial the Palo Alto City Council directed the Transportation Division to implement."
“To reduce vehicular traffic intrusion into and improve the cycling and walking environment within the Downtown North neighborhood without causing a deterioration in traffic conditions, public safety, or of the walking and cycling environment on the Palo Alto street and sidewalk network.
- The First traffic calming test plan (closures) were complete as of September 2003, as shown in map
- After the plan had been installed for a while, the City Council decided that it should be replaced by a second test plan, (discussed in this page) that would use traffic circles, as shown in map, and would be operational in 2004.
At this time (7/11/2003) the following problems have been reported. (Preliminary MLL)
- Traffic Analysis (1) # (Blog comment area)
Performance Metric and Method to Determine Percentage Change in Cut-through Traffic. (draft 2, July 20, 2004) -- Submitted by Steve Kutner
Determine the percentage change in cut-through traffic from the pre-trial state as a result of traffic calming measures installed for the DTN II trial.
Comment by Palo Alto Transportation department (July 23, 2004)
WIth these three points above in mind, it seems to me to be better to choose a simple metric and method, both on the grounds of what is known and unknown about traffic composition and exogenous effects and also in consideration of the need to keep methods transparent and comprehensible (if possible) to the public and decision-makers.
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