Tag: Safety

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 »

Pavement Markings, Crosswalk Beacons Help Students Get Back to School

Green bike lanes and bike box and continental crosswalks in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin By Tristan Hickman, PE As students in many parts of the nation begin a new academic year, families face the question of how their children will safely reach school. If the commute is relatively short, a simple and healthy solution is for children… Read More »

Eclipse Traffic Congestion? Planning Provides Cure

By John Davis, PE, PTOE Most metropolitan areas experience traffic congestion. Commuters endure hours of travel to get to their destinations, and traffic engineers work tirelessly to untangle those traffic tie-ups. New construction, highway expansion, and public transit are all solutions to recurring congestion. But what about special events that may only draw commuting crowds… Read More »