Corridor and Special Studies
Congestion Management Program (CMP)
Integrating transportation and land use planning to make smart planning decisions.
SR-163 Downtown, serves as a connection
to our region's growning urban center.
SANDAG is the congestion management agency (CMA) for the region. In January, 2003, the SANDAG Board of Directors adopted the 2002 update to the Congestion Management Program (CMP) for the San Diego region. The purpose of the state-mandated CMP is to monitor roadway congestion and assess the overall the performance of the region's transportation system. Based upon this assessment, the CMP contains specific strategies and improvements to reduce traffic congestion and improve the performance of a multi-modal transportation system. Examples of strategies include increased emphasis on public transportation and rideshare programs, mitigating the impacts of new development, and better coordination land use and transportation planning decisions.
The City regularly coordinates with SANDAG on the implementation and update of the CMP. The CMP is required to include:
- Roadway Monitoring
- Multimodal Performance Measures
- Transportation Demand Management
- Land Use Impact Analysis
- Capital Improvement Program
The City evaluates the impacts from proposed land use developments and requires enhanced traffic impact analysis for CMP roadways. In addition, the City collects traffic data biannually to measures the performance of regionally significant arterials to determine if there are areas that are experiencing daily high traffic congestion and delay. When these high congestion areas are identified, the City coordinates with SANDAG to prepare a Deficiency Plan. The purpose of the deficiency plans is to evaluate the causes the existing roadway deficiency and to propose remedial actions necessary to address the deficiency.
In January 2003, the SANDAG Board of Directors adopted the 2002 update to the Congestion Management Program (CMP) for the San Diego region. The City worked with SANDAG and other local agencies on developing additional tools to better manage congestion including a toolbox of congestion mitigation strategies, a model trip reduction ordinance framework, and enhancements to existing traffic impact study guidelines. The City is coordinating with SANDAG on the preparation of Deficiency Plans for: Balboa Avenue (Genesee Avenue to Kearney Villa Road), Friars Road (Ulric Street to Frazee Road), and Miramar Road (Black Mountain Road to I-15).