Category: Transportation Engineering

Complete Streets Can Address Aesthetic, Environmental Concerns

By Jeffrey Siewert, PE Complete Streets are created for everyone. Traditionally roadways were primarily designed for motor vehicles. Over time, roadway design has evolved to include multimodal transportation concepts and features. About the Expert: Jeffrey Siewert, PE, is a project manager in the Tampa-Hidden River Parkway office in Florida. Complete Streets elements are part of… Read More »

The Long and Short of It: Lifespans of Paved Roadways

By Matthew Barr, PE Across the country, one-third of our highways and major streets are in poor condition, according to TRIP, a nonprofit transportation research group. Persistent potholes and recurring ruts wreak havoc with our commutes, impose financial burdens from automobile repairs, inflict significant injury, prompt contentious lawsuits, and account for roughly one- third of… Read More »

Well-designed sidewalks keep shoppers (and others) on the move

By Jeffrey Siewert, PE City sidewalks, busy sidewalks, dressed in holiday style … ’Tis the season when safe sidewalks are especially appreciated. Shoppers, carolers, mail carriers, and perhaps even Santa’s elves are busy going to and fro from streets to doorways. Well-designed sidewalks help keep all that foot traffic moving. Why build sidewalks? Here are… Read More »