The City's Public Works Department evaluates an intersection, following State and Federal guidelines, to ensure uniformity in traffic control. The survey includes reviewing the following criteria:
• Vehicle and pedestrian volumes
• Traffic speeds
• Visibility (sight distance) at the intersection, i.e., trees, shrubbery, and curves
• Accident history
Experience has shown that improving the intersection visibility by prohibiting parking near the intersection or removing other sight distance obstructions, is often more effective in reducing traffic accidents.