Vehicle Miles Traveled (VMT) Pavement Priority Model
Maximizing Vehicle Miles Traveled
The total miles traveled by all vehicles each day in Redlands is 814,000 Vehicle Miles Traveled (VMT) per day. Understanding the significance of this number can be illustrated as a single car traveling one and one half round-trips to the moon. The VMT method allows staff to compare the cost of a road treatment with the volume of daily traffic. The total cost of repair or maintenance per Average Daily Traffic (ADT) will yield cost/vehicle trip/day at that location. The lower the cost per vehicle trip, the more cost effective applying treatment to that road will be. See maps for Average Daily Traffic and for Cost/ADT Model Priority.
Of the 814,000 VMT each day in Redlands, 256,500 of those have already received treatments during the pastfive years. This is due to high-volume traffic streets such as Orange Street and Redlands Boulevard that have recently been paved. Using the list of remaining roads, the following maps show which streets can be paved based on volume of traffic. For any given budget, the roads with the highest VMT will receive treatment first. Figure 7 shows annual budgets of $800,000, $2 million, $3 million, $4 million, and $5 million plotted against the total VMT that will benefit from treatment for each year, over the next ten years.
Other Sections of the Pavement Management Plan
- Relocation of palms continues as part of Gateway beautification
- Work scheduled to begin on 2016 Sidewalk Repair Project
- City to begin work on CDBG Alley Paving Improvement Project
- Redlands Fire Department 2016 Spark of Love Toy Drive
- City named an Honorable Mention Bicycle Friendly Community
- City to celebrate downtown pedestrian enhancements
- City schedules workshops for public input on user fee update
- Final Coffee with the Council of 2016 at Stell Coffee & Tea
- Early morning fire nearly destroys park restroom building
- Free Children’s Musical Theater workshop at Community Center