Tag: Traffic

What Happens When a Bridge on a Dead-End Road Needs Repair?

By Dan Sydow, PE When a bridge on a dead-end road needs repair or replacement, it creates a special set of challenges for the people who live on the other side or who need to reach the other side. A short detour is simply not an option, so we turn to other ideas when a… Read More »

Good Roundabout Design Balances Safety and Performance

By Kevin Kuhlow, PE Properly designed roundabouts can provide excellent operations, improve safety by reducing serious injury and fatal crashes, and provide better bicycle and pedestrian accommodations. When designed improperly, however, not only can crashes increase, but one poorly designed roundabout also can significantly hinder an agency’s ability to implement additional roundabouts. If drivers go… 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of living in the big city, communities need not sit idly by as their arterial streets become unnecessarily clogged by outdated technology – or begin to feel like dangerous canyons that pedestrians and bicyclists fear to even attempt crossing.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 »