All Traffic Management Blog Posts

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

A shot of people walking over cobblestones with trench grating is overlaid on a nighttime aerial shot of Paris.

Hardscape in Urban Settings

In cities, concrete, tempered glass, and steel dominate the street. Since the Industrial Revolution, these have been the materials of the urban environment. The mechanical properties and structural stability they provide make our current streetscapes possible. Tall buildings, underground utilities, and transportation networks have evolved through their strength. Yet these

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

Composite picture: two young urban planners stand before a drawn city map with icons of cost and traffic management

12 Twitter Accounts for Urban Planners

Dipping into Twitter for professional reasons can be a challenge. On one hand, Twitter has a reputation as a dynamic resource, where ideas and events can be shared easily, and conversations happen between people who would otherwise never meet. On the other hand, comment threads can often give way to

Close up picture of headlight of shiny black car parked on the street at sunset

Parking Lot and Street Parking Orientation

Our transportation infrastructure depends on available parking. Large destinations offer surface lots, streets in front of stores provide parking at the curb, and downtowns are dotted with multi-story parking facilities. The parking stall is so ubiquitous as to be unremarkable, except when the driver is in a hurry and cannot

Arial view of a city with traffic is overlaid with icons and network showing autonomous car concept

Autonomous Cars and Pedestrian Safety

Modern streets are designed to facilitate a complex transportation system that includes pedestrians, cyclists, transit users, and—predominantly—vehicles. As autonomous cars are developed, they’re being taught to work in the street design of today. Yet the speed of their development begs the question: if they become the major form of vehicle

Three silver bollards provide physical access control to a business plaza

Outdoor Physical Access Control

What is physical access control? Physical access control is the selective restriction of access to space. The simplest and most common example is a locking door. You can walk through unimpeded while it is open, but you can’t pass once its locked. Fob controlled gates, RFID doors, and password-restricted IT

A small white fishing boat comes into a Greek marina on an aquamarine sea

Corner and Wall Guards for Dock Bumpers

Recently, a customer called requesting samples of our wall and corner guards to undergo testing. Our sales team was curious, and the client explained: he wanted the guards to act as dock bumpers at his resort on a fresh-water lake. Normally, these product lines provide traffic safety solutions on dry

White car parked in parking stall in front of building

Corner Protectors and Wall Guards

Buying a new car? Before you bring a new vehicle home, consider: how are you going to feel about the dents and dings coming to your brand-new paint job? Some people don’t know until they first see the scrape in their paint, but others want to get in front of

People's feet walking on pavement

What are Walk Score and Walk Appeal?

Walkability has been recognized as a valuable community feature. A high walking frequency is the hallmark of a thriving community and it is no coincidence that walkable communities are wealthier, healthier, and happier. Walkability is the extent to which a neighborhood encourages walking for function and recreation. A walkable community