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Series S364 - Traffic Division traffic reports

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Traffic Division traffic reports

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  • 1956-1993 (Creation)
    Vancouver (B.C.). Transportation Division

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1.86 m of textual records

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As automobiles became increasingly prevalent in the City of Vancouver, there was greater planning and attention required to ensure their safe and efficient movement throughout the city. The first instance of this responsibility falling to the Engineering Department is documented as 1935, when Traffic Engineering is listed as one of the functions which was to be reported to the Board of Works. Functions included analyzing the nature and causes of accidents (including assessing any contributing condition of roadways), the movement of traffic (including speed studies), and traffic congestion; in later years, parking enforcement, transit, downtown and neighbourhood traffic planning, traffic electrical operations, and special events traffic were added to the division’s manifold functional responsibilities.

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Series consists of records containing traffic volume and intersection flow data (the purpose of the creation of which was to improve traffic flow by changing signals, lanes, parking regulations, etc.). The data were entered by hand until 1967, after which time the traffic counts were produced by counter tapes so the record format changed to computer printouts.

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Transferred in 1986, 1995 and 1996.


Series consists of two subseries, Intersection flow diagrams (1959-1974), and Traffic counts (1956-1974).

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No further accruals expected.

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