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  • Cannon Trail – Now Open!

    Cannon Trail – Now Open!

    September 10, 2015

    As an update to our post from June, Ralph the moose oversees new bridge installation, we’re happy to share the ribbon-cutting video for the opening of the Cannon Trail. The project was a .4 mile long, 10’ wide trail curving through Townsend Park. The trail made the completion and tied the Cannon Trail into “downtown” […]

  • P&N trail engineer Scott Post, PE featured in Rapid Growth Media article

    P&N trail engineer Scott Post, PE featured in Rapid Growth Media article

    August 20, 2015

    Almost a year ago, our blog featured an article about the importance of engineering your trail rather than just building it. Rapid Growth Media, a Grand-Rapids area news source focusing on growth, innovation, and economic development, picked up on it and recently interviewed Prein&Newhof’s trail engineer Scott Post. Scott and our landscape architect friend, Jim […]

  • Ralph the moose oversees new bridge installation in Cannonsburg

    Ralph the moose oversees new bridge installation in Cannonsburg

    June 30, 2015

    Ralph the moose is an iconic figure in the tiny Kent County crossroads known as Cannonsburg. He is the brainchild of Cannonsburg business mogul and unofficial ‘mayor’ Don Kurylowicz. Today, Ralph—properly attired in a construction safety vest—was on hand to watch contractors lift a prefabricated steel trail bridge into place. The bridge over Bear Creek […]

  • Preventative Traffic Engineering: Leading the Way to Safety

    Preventative Traffic Engineering: Leading the Way to Safety

    October 13, 2014

    This article summarizes an inspiring talk given by our traffic engineer, Ariana Jeske, PE, at the 2013 Institute of Transportation Engineers conference. Preventative traffic engineering refers to an approach to traffic engineering and planning that prevents, rather than reacts to, dangerous situations and accidents.  The key is keeping walkability in mind. The term “walkability” has […]

  • Do you really need an engineer to design your trail?

    Do you really need an engineer to design your trail?

    September 25, 2014

    Several years ago, I met Fred Meijer at a meeting. Mr. Meijer was well known for his philanthropy, especially in the development of bicycle paths across West Michigan. When he found out that I design these paths, he baitingly asked me, “Why do we need an engineer to design bike paths?” I gave him all […]

  • New Video! Ride the Grand River Valley Rail Trail!

    New Video! Ride the Grand River Valley Rail Trail!

    February 6, 2014

    Prein&Newhof’s Scott Post, PE was the Project Manager and lead designer of the Fred Meijer Grand River Valley Trail between Ionia and Saranac, which will eventually connect to the larger Clinton-Ionia-Shiawassee Trail. Check out this 240-mile-per-hour video tour of the trail that includes several converted railroad trestles, one of which crosses the Grand River. If you’d […]