Category: Traffic Engineering

Traffic Circulates Nicely as Roundabout Conference Attendees Observe

Captured in Google Earth, this 1-mile stretch of West Main Street in Carmel, Indiana, has seven roundabouts lined up, with three more just to the south. The city of about 85,000 people has close to 100 roundabouts, which is one of the highest concentrations of roundabouts in the United States. By Kevin Kuhlow, PE Transportation… Read More »

Carefully Designed Sidewalks Take Center Stage

By Daryl Myers, PE Most people probably don’t spend much time thinking about sidewalks unless they: A) Have to pay for one. B) Have to walk in the street because their neighborhood lacks them. However, engineers and landscape architects give a lot of thought to sidewalks and/or multi-use paths when these pedestrian lanes are a part of… Read More »

Celebrating Engineers Week and Making a Positive Difference Everywhere You Look

By Thomas Pulse, PE If you enjoy clean water, safe bridges and roads, sturdy buildings, and managed stormwater – thank a civil engineer. Engineers come in many flavors – from aerospace and agricultural to biomedical, mechanical, and many more – but here at Ayres Associates we are primarily civil engineers. The Bureau of Labor Statistics… Read More »