Tag: Complete Streets

Staying Safe: Complete Streets Can Help Communities Keep Pedestrians, Economy Moving During Global Pandemic

By Jeffrey Siewert, PE Stay safe. That phrase has become ubiquitous in our lexicon thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic. How can communities better position themselves for resiliency, bring their residents together, and keep their economies moving while maintaining social distancing recommendations? About the Expert: Jeffrey Siewert, PE is the transportation group leader and senior project… 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 »

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

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of living in the big city, communities need not sit idly by as their arterial streets become unnecessarily clogged by outdated technology – or begin to feel like dangerous canyons that pedestrians and bicyclists fear to even attempt crossing.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 where shared use by… Read More »