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 »

Highways Designed with Snow and Cold in Mind

By Eric Sorensen, PE From temperature extremes to drainage, roadway designers factor in the snow and cold when designing for our northern and mountain states. Let’s look at the properties of various pavement types and the basics of how that pavement is placed and treated for optimal performance in climates plagued by cold and snow.… Read More »

Non-circular Roundabouts Have Their Place

Most drivers think about roundabouts as perfect circles: You pull up to the roundabout, yield to the cars coming from your left, enter the roundabout, and drive counter-clockwise until exiting onto your desired road. About the Expert: Kevin Kuhlow, PE, is a leading roundabout designer in the US. He has been involved with developing hundreds… Read More »