Traffic Impact Analysis Guidelines

Traffic Impact Analysis Guidelines for CEQA - VMT

In 2013, the state of California passed Senate Bill 743 (SB 743). SB 743 established July 1, 2020 as the statewide implementation date. Starting July 1, 2020, jurisdictions can no longer use Level of Service (LOS) to determine significance of transportation impacts under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).

As such, the City of Anaheim developed and adopted The City of Anaheim Traffic Impact Analysis Guidelines for California Environmental Quality Act (June 2020)All Traffic Impact Analysis for CEQA shall follow these guidelines.

Traffic Impact Analysis Guidelines for General Plan Compliance – Level of Service

The City of Anaheim has adopted Level of Service policies in the City of Anaheim General Plan. These policies set standards for which local transportation infrastructure will strive to maintain.  Pursuant to SB 743, the analysis of Level of Service will no longer be a part of a project’s CEQA analysis.  However, because the City of Anaheim General Plan contains on Level of Service Policies, the City will continue to apply these General Plan policies. As such, a Level of Service Analysis is still required (not for CEQA purposes) for projects, based on the City of Anaheim Criteria for Preparation of Traffic Impact Studies.