Tag: Traffic

Breaking Down the Zipper Merge

By Nathan Silberhorn, PE Here’s the scenario: signs warn that a lane of traffic will close soon, and two lanes of vehicles will be narrowed to one. Some drivers merge early and get to the through lane as fast as possible, then wait for traffic to advance. Others don’t seem to have a problem zooming… Read More »

Traffic Safety Strategies, New Guidance Lead to Positive Impact

By Andy Rowell, PE, PTOE Imagine your community having zero serious injuries or fatalities from traffic crashes. A lofty goal, indeed, but communities can implement strategies and new federal guidelines to help reach that goal. New Traffic Safety Guidance The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) recently published the new National Roadway Safety Strategy (NRSS). This document… Read More »

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 »