In an effort to meet the ever-growing transportation concerns of its citizens, the City of Bowling Green has developed a Traffic Management Program, completed in 2001, to address various areas of traffic related issues within the city. By taking an organized approach to traffic management, city staff can be more proactive and attempt to identify and eliminate potential problems before they occur.
The Traffic Management Program was accomplished through a three-step process. Existing conditions relating to the City's current traffic management systems were summarized in a Traffic Management report. Included in this report were suggested traffic management practices that would benefit the long-range comprehensive transportation system of Bowling Green and Warren County. The second step in the Traffic Management Program involved the development of a comprehensive manual. The Traffic Management Manual (TMM) addresses standards and guidelines for the following areas of traffic management:
- Access Management
- Traffic Control Policy
- Traffic Impact Study Guidelines
- On-Street Parking
- Data Collection
The Bowling Green Code of Ordinances was revised to incorporate the changes made to theses various areas of traffic management.
The final step in the program was to develop an educational program that would assist the City staff in presenting the key components and importance of traffic management in our city. We believe that providing educational information to the public is one of the steps to an ideal traffic management city.