Travel Time Delay is the ratio of peak-period travel time to free-flow travel time for the afternoon peak period (5:00 PM – 6:00 PM) for critical corridors in Arapahoe County, excluding I-25, I-225, and I-70.
Assesses the vehicle congestion that Arapahoe County residents and corridor users will encounter during their afternoon peak-period commutes. Efficient travel is important for quality of life and fostering a safe and vibrant County.
Low – Travel Time Delay is one measure of congestion, which is a reflection of usage during peak hours on the corridor. Improvement in this index will require a multi-pronged approach that will take into consideration physical, programmatic, operational, and mode shift/opportunity factors and will require the involvement of and coordination with various entities.
During peak-period times, the target is for travel to take no more than 30% longer on average than during free-flow travel times over the same roadway. Based on current results, travel during peak-period times is taking 33% longer on average than during free-flow travel times.