Tag: Parking

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

By Alexander Cowan, PE, PTOE 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. However, in recent years many communities have… Read More »

Innovations in Transportation Infrastructure

Transportation and traffic engineers are constantly in pursuit of practical, effective solutions. Here’s a sampling of some recent innovations. 1. Back-in angle parking’s advantages vs. standard parking Studies have shown it’s safer and easier than parallel and front-in angle parking. Visibility is increased for the driver when leaving the parking space. The risk of a… Read More »