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land_use_iconGermantown is regionally recognized as a leader for improved access and mobility for all forms of transportation.

Germantown is a model community for all modes of transportation due to its focus on safety and efficiency through the implementation of a “Complete Streets” policy and program. The program, developed with land use compatibility as the primary goal, successfully improves connectivity, access and service throughout the City. These transportation and land use policies enhance the City’s reputation by actively managing the network capacity around rapid growth and decreasing traffic congestion. A critical issue throughout the planning and development processes is balancing the level of development while considering the capacity of the road system.

On Target Ratio of proposed to actual bike routes and greenway

Description

Greenways and bike routes serve as another multi-modal car-free travel option. Although greenways and bike routes had their origins in recreation and are often thought of primarily for recreational use, they can also serve as excellent alternative travelways to reach destinations such as workplaces and shopping centers. In spite of the often meandering nature of greenways, commuters are increasingly using them to avoid the noise and exhaust on major roadways.


 

Analysis

The City is conducting field surveys of bike routes and usage on greenways and will provide the data and analysis in early fiscal year 2019 as part of work associated with the Bicycle Pedestrian Task Force recommendations. As Germantown continues to create opportunities for healthy activities this measure becomes more important to track implementation and improvement.

 

Impact

The City has high impact on this measure.

Caution Satisfaction with traffic flow

Description

Percent of respondents indicating somewhat satisfied/very satisfied with the City government's overall job of providing ease of mobility on City streets based on results from the City's annual community survey.

 

Analysis

Satisfaction with current traffic flow in the City indicates that motorists are generally satisfied with the mobility between lanes at the posted speed limit. This level of satisfaction has been relatively stable over the past four years, however, there is room for improvement. A drop in satisfaction would indicate a need to investigate the mobility of traffic patterns especially at high traffic intersections or where traffic accidents frequently occur.  The City will be undertaking multiple roadway improvement projects during fiscal year 2019 that will help to improve the flow of traffic through major corridors and intersections. 

 

Impact

The City has moderate ability to impact this measure.

On Target Level of Service for Germantown Road

Description

The level of service (LOS) for roadways can be determined by a wide range of factors. These factors can include signal timing, length of corridor, efficiency, accessibility and safety. The City of Germantown has been working to improve the flow of traffic on our major roads and timing at intersections. This indicator is an analysis of the time it takes to move through the City from South to North on S. Germantown Road during the AM and PM peak times.

 

Analysis

The LOS for Germantown Road continues to trend in a positive direction regarding time spent in vehicles. This illustrates that as conditions improve and adjustments are made within the corridor the LOS increases, which is favorable for the City. This analysis has been conducted weekly for the last several quarters by driving the corridor from south to north on Germantown Road. Timing is variable based on seasonal conditions.

Timing adjustments for signals in this corridor have been made based on the field analysis and will continue to be monitored as a proactive measure to increase the free flow LOS on S. Germantown Road. An increase in time would indicate a need to further investigate the conditions at high traffic intersections or where slow downs frequently occur.

Construction for improvements on the northern end of the corridor at the intersection of Germantown Road and Wolf River Boulevard will begin in early fiscal year 2019. 

 

Impact

The City has moderate ability to impact this measure.

Below Plan Level of Service for Poplar Avenue

Description

The level of service (LOS) for roadways can be determined by a wide range of factors. These factors can include signal timing, length of corridor, efficiency, accessibility and safety. The City of Germantown has been working to improve the flow of traffic on our major roads and timing at intersections. This indicator is an analysis of the time it takes to move through the City from East to West on Poplar Avenue during the AM and PM peak times.

 

Analysis

The LOS for Poplar Avenue has been consistently higher than target. Timing adjustments for signals in this corridor have been made based on the field analysis and a marked improvement was seen in fiscal year 2018 Q3 and fiscal year 2018 Q4. The City will continue to monitor the corridor as a proactive measure to increase the free flow LOS on Poplar Avenue.

This analysis has been conducted weekly for the last several quarters by driving the Poplar Avenue corridor in Germantown from east to west. Timing is variable based on seasonal conditions. An increase in time would indicate a need to further investigate the conditions at high traffic intersections or where slow downs frequently occur.

 

Impact

The City has moderate ability to impact this measure.
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