Existing properties, businesses, and institutions such as schools often require expansions that can mean more vehicular traffic or changes to traffic patterns. But does increased traffic always result in more congestion and aggravation? Not necessarily so.
Traffic video simulations as part of a thorough traffic engineering study can help identify measures to improve throughput and operations, even if traffic increases. This was the case in a traffic simulation we produced for a suburban gas station facility that applied for an increase in the number of fuel pumps on its site.
In cases like this, proper analysis and planning – along with a video traffic simulation – can improve vehicular throughput even when traffic increases. In this case, our traffic simulations helped identify changes to drive alleys that help reduce conflicts and contributed to the approval of the gas station expansion by the local Board.