Yes. The traffic analysis was done for off-peak season (winter) and the peak season (summer). The traffic volumes used in the analysis are average volumes experienced in the summer peak season. We did not analyze holidays or peak events. Summer and Winter pedestrian counts were taken and they are included in the traffic analysis. The pedestrian counts showed in the peak hour, there are approximately 36 pedestrians crossing the north leg of the intersection (SR 267/SR 28 and Brassie Ave/SR 28) and 14 pedestrians crossing the west leg of the intersection (SR 28). There are 40 pedestrians walking past the intersection along the southern side of SR 28, however, this movement does not disrupt traffic. The analysis shows that traffic will still operate acceptably with the volume of cars and pedestrians. The pedestrian volumes at this intersection are anticipated to be significantly lower than the pedestrian volumes in the Commercial Core based on pedestrian traffic counts Caltrans conducted in July of 2019. Those counts showed that there are on average 5 times more pedestrians crossing SR 28 in the commercial core than at the project location.
With the roundabout alternative the County is currently proposing to install rectangular rapid flashing beacons (RRFBs) at the crossings. The RRFBs are push button activated (meaning a pedestrian has to push the button and wait for the lights to flash. The RRFBs do not stop pedestrians from crossing. Other pedestrian signals that control pedestrian traffic were considered and may be installed in the future, if determined needed and approved by Caltrans.