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Planning Environmental Reports

Title: Circulation Element Update

Applicant: City of Huntington Beach

Location: Citywide

Report Summary

The City of Huntington Beach has completed a General Plan Circulation Element Update. The purpose of the Circulation Element Update is to evaluate the long-term transportation needs of the city and present a comprehensive plan to accommodate those needs. The proposed Circulation Element covers various circulation issues such as regional mobility; roadway circulation; neighborhood traffic management; public transportation; transportation demand management; parking; pedestrian, bicycle, and equestrian paths; waterway facilities; and scenic corridors. The entire Circulation Element was being updated including goals, policies, and objectives pertaining to the issues above and Level of Service standards. The citywide traffic model was also updated. The traffic model identifies year 2030 projected average daily traffic volumes on the City’s Arterial Highway Plan including nineteen intersections that will require long-term improvements to accommodate projected traffic volumes. Several roadway segments are proposed for classification change and changes are proposed to the Master Plan of Arterial Highways.
The Initial Study concluded that an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) is necessary. The Notice of Preparation, Initial Study, and Draft Circulation Element will be available for public review and comment for thirty (30) days commencing Thursday, July 30, 2009 and ending Friday, August 28, 2009 at 5:00 p.m. The Draft Environmental Impact Report for the Circulation Element Update were available for public review and comment for 45 days commencing Thursday, August 2, 2012 and ending Monday, September 17, 2012 at 5:00 p.m. Project Planner: Ricky Ramos, Senior Planner

Project Status: Adopted

Project Planner: Ricky Ramos

Last Updated: May 18, 2015


  1. Initial Study_Circulation Element
  2. Notice of Preparation-_Circulation Element
  3. Notice of Availability_Circulation Element
  4. Draft Environmental Impact Report Volume I
  5. Draft Environmental Impact Report Volume II Appendices
  6. Final Environmental Impact Report

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