Challenge Level of Service

LOS is the wrong measure for urban places
  • Jeff Speck


LEVEL OF SERVICE is the system that traffic planners use, often exclusively, to determine the success of a street network. Level of Service (LOS) rankings run from A to F, with A representing unimpeded flow and F representing bad delays. Clearly, gridlock must be avoided, but beyond that, we must ask ourselves: what is the target LOS for a healthy downtown?

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