Tag: Road Diet

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 »

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 »

Slim Down for Safety: Even Roads Go on Diets

Mark Petersen, PE While many well-intentioned resolutions to slim down and shape up are broken within the first few weeks of the year, the type of diet we engineers are most familiar with is designed to extend well into the new year and beyond. Here are some insights into how (and why) engineers sometimes put… Read More »