Tag: Pedestrian Safety

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 »

Are Main Streets Making a Natural Comeback?

By Bruce Morrow, PLA, LEED AP In 2017 more brick-and-mortar store closings were announced than in any other year on record, driven in large part by online shopping. Yet plenty of consumers want a different experience – and planners are helping to provide that. Planners are designing downtowns that attract more people for shopping, business,… Read More »

Why Trails Matter: For Starters, Economy and Safety

Infrastructure investments often focus on roads, bridges, and water and sewer utilities. However, trails and greenways are also essential infrastructure components. Trails help protect ecosystems and connect humans and nature, fostering increased physical activity and improved health. But the impacts of trails extend far beyond their recreational or environmental aspects. Economic Boosters Quality trails can… Read More »