TE-54 Commercial Development Site Design and Traffic Impact Analysis

Please Note:   This is an online course

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Class Information


  Location: Online  


  Instructor: Nazir Lalani  


This class has two, two-hour sessions on two consecutive days.

Thursday, April 6, 2017 :: 10:00 a.m. -12:00 noon :: Pacific Time

Friday, April 7, 2017 :: 10:00 a.m. -12:00 noon :: Pacific Time

This is an online course. All times for the online lecture are in (California) Pacific Time. Approximately one week before the course start date, all paid students will receive detailed instructions on how to access the web based lecture and course site. You will also receive instructions on how to access the student course notebook. Please make sure we have your updated contact information and that you have access to an internet connection for your desktop or laptop on the days and times of the lecture.

Class Fees

Course Fee (Basic)CA Public Agency$ 145.00
Course Fee (Alternate)Standard fee$ 290.00

This class is offered in partnership with the California Department of Transportation, Division of Local Assistance. Registration fees are subsidized with funding from the Cooperative Training Assistance Program.

CEUs: 0.40


This course grants 0.4 CEUs and 4 AICP CM credits. (AICP CMs pending approval)


This new online course is about examining the key components that result in effective internal circulation for commercial land development projects. The course will also focus on why earlier designs have failed to provide good circulation and the resulting impacts on the tenants of shopping centers and business parks. It will discuss the problem of designing commercial development projects for safe access and minimizing traffic impacts on the neighboring roads. It will also discuss the preparation of traffic impact studies for new development projects to make sure impacts are properly addressed and cases studies of projects where studies failed to do so.

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Topics Include

This course focuses on what is most important about design access and circulation for commercial development projects such as driveways, parking lot layout, connectivity to adjacent developments, the most critical design parameters, making sure the needs of all road users are met, and the safety of everyone accessing these types of development projects is fully addressed. The course will also discuss what needs to be included in traffic impact studies, the best sources of information, and structuring of the scope of work ahead of studies being prepared so that all impacts are fully analyzed, disclosed, and potentially mitigated.

What You Will Learn

The following learning outcomes have been established for training participants:
  • Improved understanding of parking-lot layouts and internal circulation
  • How to manage the interaction between on-site circulation and traffic flow on streets adjacent to proposed projects
  • At least ten publications will be identified that provide the best technical information

Who Should Attend

This course is intended for traffic engineers, transportation planners, architects, and representatives of developers who regularly have to interact with public agencies regarding the land use entitlement process.

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