Traffic Engineering and Operations Division

This division combines traffic engineering and traffic field operations. Traffic engineering designs, analyzes, and plans for traffic capacities and safe traffic movement throughout the City. Traffic Operations designs, constructs, and maintains various facilities including traffic signals, streetlights, roadway striping, traffic control signs and pavement markers.

Traffic Engineering

The safe and efficient movement of traffic within the city is Traffic Engineering's primary responsibility. Additionally, Traffic Engineering designs, constructs and maintains the traffic signal and the streetlight systems, all roadway striping and street signs and markers.

Traffic Permits

For dirt hauling, transportation, and parking permits, visit our Forms and Permits page.

  1. Engineering & Planning
  2. Traffic Signals & Streetlights

Traffic Impacts

State and Federal laws require the correlation of Land Use Element building intensities in General Plan with the Circulation Element capacity. A Traffic Impact Analysis (TIA) is required by the City of Orange so that the impact of the land use proposals on the existing and future circulation system can be adequately assessed and to ensure that California Environmental Qualities Act (CEQA) and Congestion Management Program laws and guidelines are met.

The following TIA requirements are intended for any person or entity who is proposing development in the City of Orange, and should be used in coordination with the City's Local CEQA Guidelines and Orange Municipal Code to guide the development review process.

For the City of Orange Traffic Impact Analysis Guidelines please click here. For the  General Plan, Circulation Elements can be found at the Community Development web page here.

Parking Permit Information

View steps for implementing a Neighborhood Parking Permit Program on residential streets within Orange.

Traffic Flow Map

Method Used to Obtain Material

The traffic count data for the flow map is obtained by the use of mechanical traffic counters placed on the street, within the same area as the count station, for a 24-hour period during a typical weekday.

Limitations of Data

The information contained in this map represents a weekday average daily traffic volume. Weekends and holiday counts are not included in the averages. Through the averaging process, the seasonal fluctuation of traffic volume is not apparent, but recognition of this condition should be made for proper perspective.


Residential Neighborhood Traffic Management

The City of Orange is committed to the safety and livability of its residential neighborhoods.  The Residential Neighborhood Traffic Management Program (RNTMP) was developed as a tool box of traffic calming techniques to be used in residential communities to mitigate problems associated with excessive speed and , or "cut through" traffic.  The Orange City Council adopted RNTMP by resolution in July of 2001.

Downtown Public Parking Lots