Category: Transportation 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 »

When Emergency Strikes, Inspectors and Engineers Leap into Action

The Atlanta transportation system was dealt a colossal blow March 30 after a massive fire under Interstate 85 caused a large bridge section to collapse. The blaze, apparently set intentionally, brought instant headaches to hundreds of thousands of commuters – even prompting the governor to declare a state of emergency. The collapse was a topic… 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 »