pedestrian safety

  • New interchange corrects traffic hazards at Cascade Road and I-96 in Grand Rapids

    New interchange corrects traffic hazards at Cascade Road and I-96 in Grand Rapids

    December 19, 2016

    By Jason Washler, PE The new Cascade Road Diverging Diamond Interchange is a significant improvement to the transportation network in Grand Rapids Township. This project is a great example of how the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is using innovation to improve its road system. Congratulations to all stakeholders (planners, designers, builders, local government and MDOT) on a fantastic project! […]

  • 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 […]

  • P&N Engineer Presents on Preventative Traffic Engineering

    P&N Engineer Presents on Preventative Traffic Engineering

    April 16, 2013

    Some of us have noticed a shift in focus for transportation: a shift away from car-centric planning and towards multi-modal travel, complete streets, and walkability. The missing link in getting our communities to be safe and welcoming for pedestrians can be found in traffic engineering, whose reactive process and warrant procedures inhibit the timely installation […]