CITY OF SARASOTA TRAFFIC STUDIES:
VIRTUAL REALITY, QUESTIONABLE METRICS AND GRIDLOCK
(A layman’s guide.)
Traffic Studies are what you make them. Different cities have different requirements. Some cities don’t require traffic studies at all for new development. The City of Sarasota has very specific requirements for its traffic studies and those requirements are actually a part of the Zoning Code (Appendix A—“Concurrency Calculation Methodology.”) Those same requirements are conveyed in the RFP (Request for Proposal) the City submits to traffic engineering firms whenever a study is necessary. It is the developer who is responsible for the cost of the study.