Typically, most of the development projects create considerable amount of traffic during the construction period and mostly during the functioning period. It is required to consider the impact to the existing traffic when a project is launched and also how such impact can be minimized. In order to achieve that, a Traffic Impact Assessment (TIA) is carried out. This assessment helps determine whether the proposed development project requires alterations in the existing design. TIA is an essential part of the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) and the main intentions of this study are to understand the existing traffic condition around the site and to estimate the traffic generation and parking requirements due to the development activities and to identify possible transportation issues related to the proposed site development. The report consists of an evaluation of the parking arrangement, internal circulation, and the traffic management measures that are required to handle the present and the anticipated future traffic in the vicinity of the area.
As part of the Development Application, In Sri Lanka, the TIA report should be submitted to the Urban Development Authority (UDA) along with any associated traffic modeling files required to properly assess the TIA. Important areas to be addressed include
- Existing traffic around the considered area, Traffic distribution and the Details of the Development
- Traffic Management
- Public Transport and Pedestrian Facilities
- Traffic/Trip generation
- Parking Arrangement & On-Site/Off-Site Vehicle Circulation
- Conclusions and Recommendations
Professional assistance should be needed to understand the gravity of the project and the need for an in-depth TIA report. ACE Solutions has conducted numerous TIA’s for residential developments, retail, Hotel and Restaurants, offices and workplaces, businesses, warehouses and also mixed-use developments. We are familiar with the criteria and requirements designated for different areas across the entire country.
You may refer our recent Traffic Impact Assessments (TIA) conducted here.