Category: Traffic Engineering

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 »

Moving Right Along: Will Your Development Require Traffic Impact Analysis?

Change is a constant, it has been said. And looking at the built environment around us, few could argue to the contrary. Our towns, cities, and transportation networks are continually evolving to better serve the interests of the community, moving forward with new structures, enhanced resources, and modern facilities to improve quality of life. Proposed… Read More »

Bike Lanes, Intersection Improvements Can Change Urban Barrier into Friendlier Corridor

By Tristan Hickman, PE While heavy traffic is part of living in the big city, communities need not sit idly by as their arterial streets become unnecessarily clogged by outdated technology – or begin to feel like dangerous canyons that pedestrians and bicyclists fear to even attempt crossing. Traffic engineers hold the key to streets… Read More »