Conduct a public hearing to consider:
a. Traffic volumes on Carmel Valley Road for segments six (6) and seven (7), pursuant to the 2010 General Plan, Carmel Valley area; and
b. If additional road segments need to be evaluated annually.
It is recommended that the Board of Supervisors:
a. Accept the traffic volumes on Carmel Valley Road for segments six (6) and seven (7), pursuant to the 2010 General Plan, Carmel Valley area; and
b. Determine that no additional road segments need to be evaluated annually.
The 2010 General Plan - Carmel Valley Master Plan (CVMP) includes policies that require annual monitoring and reporting of traffic volumes and travel times on segments 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 10 of Carmel Valley Road. If the annual monitoring reveals that traffic volumes are exceeding certain thresholds, the Board of Supervisors must conduct a noticed public hearing.
The required monitoring has been completed and an evaluation report of traffic volumes on Carmel Valley Road and Rio Road has been prepared. No segments exceed the Average Daily Traffic (ADT) thresholds, but two (2) segments exceed Percent-Time-Spent-Following (PTSF) thresholds; therefore, a public hearing is required pursuant to Policy CV-2.17 of the 2010 General Plan. Notice of this hearing was published on March 9, 2017, in the Monterey County Weekly.
Additionally, only segments 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 10 of Carmel Valley Road are within 20% of their threshold. The other segments do not meet this criterion and do not need to be evaluated annually.
The CVMP includes a policy to monitor the circulation of traffic in Carmel Valley (locations shown in Attachment A). Policy CV-2.17 requires biannual monitoring of peak hour traffic volumes. Once while school is not in session (June) and once while school is in session (October). The counts are conducted on all 10 segments, but an evaluation is required on the segments within 20% of their thr...Click here for full text