Skip Ribbon Commands
Skip to main content
Sign In

Skip Navigation LinksLevel-of-Service-at-Three-Business-Intersections Level of Service at Three Business Intersections

 
icons Council Strategic Plan Report

Level of Service at Three
Business Intersections

Level of service at three business intersections is one of three key performance indicators relating to the Improving the Ability to Get Around priority, one of five priorities outlined in City Council's 2018–2022 Strategic Plan.

Why this Measure Matters

Improved service levels at major intersections within Barrie demonstrates improved traffic flows along road networks and connections.

Level of service (LOS) is used in the transportation industry as a qualitative measurement to describe the conditions of traffic flow. The measurement is based on a combination of service measures such as travel speed, travel time, freedom to maneuver, traffic delay, driving comfortability, lane configurations, and roadway conditions.

There are six levels of service that are represented through letters A to F, with A representing the best operating conditions and F the worst. A level of service E is the industry goal for intersections during periods of heavy traffic flows within urban areas.

2019 Performance: Target is Level of Service of E or Better

IntersectionLevel of Service (LOS) during the busiest peaks of the day, evening rush hour
Mapleview Drive and Hwy 400E or better
Livingstone Street and Bayfield StreetE or better
Essa Road and Lakeshore DriveE or better
Source: Traffic Services branch of the Operations department.

2019 Activities

Updated turning movement counts along with historical signal timings and any current  traffic concerns are used to analyze the traffic operations of the corridors to identify areas for signal timing improvements to improve travel speed, travel time, freedom to maneuver, traffic delay, driving comfortability, lane configurations, and roadway conditions.

2020 Planned Activities

We are rolling out our new traffic signal system in Q4 which will provide improved analytics on corridor operations. Staff will also be performing before vs after GPS peak period studies to gauge the impacts from COVID-19 on traffic operations.

Looks like your screen is a bit too small

The page you are attempting to view is not currently compatible with the dimensions of your device. Please visit this page on a larger screen.