Traffic Engineering
Traffic Engineering Planning Section


Traffic Planning Section
Supervising Engineering Technician: Louise Gilio

The Traffic Planning Section works closely with the 3rd floor Planning and Development Department by providing Conditions of Approval, site plan review, and design guidelines for both residential and commercial development projects.

Traffic Planning Section performs the following services:

Provide Conditions of Approval for:
  • Tract Maps
  • Parcel Maps
  • Conditional Use Permits
  • Site Plan Reviews
  • Vacations
  • County Applications

Click Here  to view the:
Submittal Requirements For ALL Conditional Use Permits and Site Plan Reviews

Click Here to view the:
Traffic Planning and Site Plan Notes 

The section also processes:

  • Variances
  • Rezones
  • Plan Amendments

Provides design guidelines for:

  • Traffic Calming Standards

Examples of Traffic Calming Circles:

Provides future design of:

  • Official Plan Lines
  • Director Determinations

Our conditions and review cover the following subject matter;

Off-Site Improvement Requirements – in accordance with the City of Fresno’s Public Works Standards and Specifications - dedications, vacations, street and alley paving, bike lanes and paths, curb, gutter, sidewalk, driveway approaches, curb ramps, street lights, traffic signals, under grounding utilities, etc.

New Growth Area and Urban Growth Management Requirements – Construction of the center section of the major street system which would connect the proposed project to the existing infrastructure.

Parking Lot Requirements – in accordance with the City of Fresno’s Parking Manual – drive thru design criteria, circulation, stall size, pedestrian access, American’s with Disability parking stalls, lighting, signing, striping, etc.

Click Hereto view the Parking Manual

Accessible parking for people with disabilities should be consistent with current State and Federal Guidelines.

For more information about California State requirements for accessible parking, you can visit the California Division of State Architect (DSA) website at:

You can view the DSA"s California Access Compliance Reference Manual (revised June of 2006) at:
and a checklist for accessible parking at:

The ADA Standards for Accessible Design are available at the US Department of Justice Website:

Gated Entries – required gate storage lengths, setbacks, on site turn around.

Traffic Impact Studies – required on all projects that are projected to generate 100 or more peak hour trips (a.m. or p.m.) 
Click here to view the Traffic Impact Study Guidelines

Please contact Engineering Services at 621-8685 on the 4th floor for existing information regarding the following:

  • Right of Way
  • Official Plan Lines
  • Director’s Determinations
  • County Precise Plans
  • Easements
  • Vacations
  • Street Plans
  • Public Works Standards and Specifications
  • Deferral of improvements
  • Waiver of improvements