All Traffic Management Blog Posts

A man’s hand on a steering wheel as he drives into a parking lot

Traffic Control Devices for Facilities

When setting up a large campus, facility, or parking lot, traffic safety falls to the site planner. Excellent traffic control is important from circulation to signage. Thankfully, most facilities manage slower speeds than those on public roads and highways, which lowers risk. On the other hand, people and cars may

Speed humps ahead sign

Are Speed Humps Effective?

Speed is the primary factor in most vehicle accidents—increasing both risk and severity. As drivers move faster, they have less time to respond to road conditions and any resulting collision causes more damage. To counter the problem of speeding, municipalities can choose from a number of

Speed hump road sign

Speed Bumps vs. Speed Humps

Wherever people and cars are in close proximity, traffic safety is of heightened concern. Near playgrounds and schools, in parking lots and multiuse areas, aggressive driving is a safety risk for pedestrians. Speed reduction is one way to protect people in these areas. Slower traffic speeds

A picture of city street with bike and bus lanes

Vision Zero

In 2016, 1.35 million people died and 500 million were injured in road traffic accidents, according to a study by the World Health Organization. Globally, crashes involving a vehicle are the leading cause of death for young people aged 5-29 years. The trends for fatalities and injuries are different between

A plane takes off above the windshield of a blue car parked at an airport

How Airport Parking Works

Airports started as a simple transfer point between ground and sky. Travelers were often dropped off: parking was scant. Paid parking lots, with security and lighting, were an innovation introduced in the 1950s in Cleveland. As air-travel became common and airports became bustling hubs, these parking lots became a vital

A cyclist rides in a protected bike lane in Vancouver, BC.

Bike Infrastructure: An Essential Guide

Vision Zero is a program intended to bring traffic fatalities and serious injuries to zero. Municipalities all over the world are participating. Often, these same cities and towns are simultaneously trying to increase active transportation. The goal is to integrate pedestrians, cyclists, transit users, and scooters, without increasing traffic conflict.

Person standing in front of yellow detectable warning plate

Tactile Paving: Attention vs. Guiding Patterns

When crossing the street or boarding a train, you might notice small domes or rounded, slightly raised bars purposefully placed on the ground’s surface. These indicators can be felt underfoot or by cane, and are a form of tactile paving. They are also referred to as ground surface indicators, or

A gleaming stainless steel handrail lines a ramp to a building

The History of Universal Design

Cities can be difficult places to navigate. The density of people, objects, and information is very high; surfaces are hard; roads are full of fast-moving traffic. People climb stairs and weave around obstacles to get to their destinations. Having a disability increases the challenges presented by a city. Important information

Bright red bollards protect the entrance to a hospital emergency room

Hospital Parking Management

How much parking should be required for new construction? This question is at the forefront in urban planning. City councils are moving toward ride-share programs, public transit, cycling, walking, and local amenities as a way of reducing overall traffic and carbon footprint. To reflect these changing priorities, many municipal codes