Category: Transportation Engineering

One-Way or the Other? Two-Way Traffic Conversion Requires Study

By Alexander Cowan, PE, and Alexandria Motl, PE Alexander Cowan Alexandria Motl A drive through the downtown area of many American cities includes time spent on one-way streets. Cities have used short segments of one-way traffic for hundreds of years to try to improve traffic flow and move higher volumes of traffic along downtown arterials.… Read More »

Complete Streets Safely Serve Everyone

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. The forerunner of Complete Streets policy was introduced in 1971 by the Oregon Department of Transportation, which required that new roads accommodate bicyclists and pedestrians. Since then Smart… Read More »

Engineering/Architecture: What’s New in 2019

By Sue Leith, PG, CPSM It’s the start of the new year, and a yearly resolution for any organization is to stay on top of the trends and innovations that will drive its industry. The architecture/engineering industry is no different. As innovations change how people live, travel, and shop, the infrastructure they interact with has… Read More »