Traffic congestion in the Corpus Christi Metropolitan area is not as much a function of population growth as the function of the increase in single occupant trips. The population of the urbanized area grew from an estimated 350,988 persons in 1990 to an estimated 380,783 persons in 2000, a growth of less than half a percent each year. However, during the same time period, the area showed an increase in drive-alone trips. Other changes, such as an increase in the number of vehicles per housing unit, increases in tourism and sprawl development are factors leading to traffic congestion.
The Corpus Christi MPO has created a GIS interactive map of local traffic counts within the City of Corpus Christi. Traffic data is collected by the Corpus Christi Traffic Engineering Department. Other layers include TxDOT’s annual average daily traffic (AADT) and average daily traffic (ADT) counts on TxDOT-maintained roads.
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