Avenida Escazú Transportation Planning Study
The first phase of Avenida Escazú, a high-end, mixed-use development, is built and fully occupied. The second phase is under design and Walter P Moore was requested to evaluate site circulation, parking, and roadway sizing. Walter P Moore first observed the existing site circulation, pedestrian traffic patterns, driveway operations, and internal traffic control. Based on the observations, conceptual plans for Phase 2, and client correspondence, the team identified seven locations that required evaluation.
Recommendations to improve traffic access and site circulation included addition of a roundabout and turn lanes, elimination of a raised island, and conversion of a through road to a cul-de-sac. The addition of bike lanes, sidewalks, and crosswalks and increased signage and pavement markings were also recommended to improve pedestrian safety and walkability. The parking consulting services included evaluating existing parking demand and creating a parking model to project future parking demands.