Traffic Analysis and Studies

For any proposed change in site use for property located within the City that is anticipated to create 100 or more vehicular trips entering and exiting the subject property during peak traffic hours, a traffic analysis will need to be completed.

If you are doing one of the following, a traffic review or traffic impact study may be required:

  • Developing a property
  • Redeveloping a property
  • Rezoning a property
  • Building a subdivision 
  • Changing the use of your property

Examples of developments that may generate over 100 vehicular peak hour trips can be found here: Trip Generation Quick Reference.

Why does the City of Des Moines require a Traffic Analysis to be completed?

What is required for a Traffic Analysis?

How long does the Traffic Analysis process take?

I think my development may require a Traffic Analysis, what now?