Category: Traffic Engineering

How to Design a Better Parking Lot

By Scott Maier, PE, and John Davis, PE, PTOE Parking lots are not generally known as the most orderly environment in modern society. A poorly designed parking lot could easily be compared to the bumper cars at the county fair. But a well-designed, well-maintained parking lot helps people get in efficiently, find their way to… Read More »

Pushing Your Luck? Heed Advisory Speeds

By Troy Robillard, PE People ask me from time to time about those yellow speed signs that can be found on sharp highway curves, on and off ramps, or any place where drivers should exercise caution, such as a narrow bridge. What are those called? Can law enforcement pull you over for exceeding those speeds?… Read More »

Context Sensitive Solutions: Effective Design Through Collaboration

By Ken Voigt, PE For transportation engineers, design doesn’t happen in a vacuum. Many variables must be considered to make sure the final product makes sense in its community. This could mean the addition of bike lanes, sidewalks, or maybe the inclusion of decorative lighting. Who’s making these decisions? For most projects, many stakeholders are… Read More »