Category: Traffic Engineering

How to Design a Better Parking Lot

By Scott Maier, PE 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 a stall, walk safely to… Read More »

It All Counts: Video Data Collectors Do Much More Than Tally Vehicles

By Alexander Cowan, PE Engineers and state Departments of Transportation are always looking for ways to improve safety for the traveling public – and they’re continually seeking more efficient ways to do it. A great example of an innovative approach is the use of MioVision Scout video data collection units. The portable units allow transportation… Read More »

Good Roundabout Design Balances Safety and Performance

By Kevin Kuhlow, PE Properly designed roundabouts can provide excellent operations, improve safety by reducing serious injury and fatal crashes, and provide better bicycle and pedestrian accommodations. When designed improperly, however, not only can crashes increase, but one poorly designed roundabout also can significantly hinder an agency’s ability to implement additional roundabouts. If drivers go… Read More »