Traffic Data Collection Tip: Field Work Bins

By Max Moreland, PE Forgetting stuff. It happens all the time. Whether it be your keys, your sunglasses, or your boxed-up leftovers at a restaurant that you had already mentally told yourself would be your lunch for tomorrow, we’ve all left home (or a restaurant) and forgotten to bring something at some point. The same […]

A Review of the Best of What You Missed

We know work gets busy, and sometime there are not enough hours in the day to get everything done. We’re here to help! Here are the top articles and video from the first quarter of 2018 that you may have missed. Estimating Trip Generation and Distribution for a Wedding Venue After providing our rough process […]

How Our Office Collects Person Trip Generation Data

By Max Moreland, PE   Most trip generation data that is collected is vehicle-based and is focused on land uses where there is parking. However, collecting this type of data in urban areas, where parking isn’t abundant and people use multiple modes of transportation, is much more challenging. Yet, having an understanding of how people […]

Building the Right Amount of Parking Stalls

By Mike Spack, PE, PTOE  In the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Goldilocks ransacks the home of the bears and eventually goes to sleep in the bed that is “just right.”  Like Goldilocks picking a bed, we developers, owners, and designers like our properties to be just right.  That includes having a parking […]

Traffic Calming: Benefits, Limitations, and Design Guidelines

Mike Spack, PE, PTOE Physical obstructions meant to slow down and possibly divert vehicles in residential areas are called traffic calming devices in our industry. More generally, we refer to it as changing a road in an attempt to lower vehicle speeds, reduce traffic volumes, divert cut-through traffic, or some combination therein. This guide provides […]

Best of Traffic Corner Tuesday Webinars

We launched our free Traffic Corner Tuesday webinar series in 2016. We started offering these webinars as a way to share our traffic engineering knowledge with others in our pursuit to improve transportation globally. Since we began, we have held 25 webinars on a wide range of topics, and have had more than 1,200 people […]

Traffic Impact Study Process – Part 3: Document Existing Conditions

Mike Spack and Bryant Ficek have literally written a book about Traffic Impact Studies and the process from authorization to final study. We present the information we wish we had when starting our careers and hopefully have tips and refreshers that even experienced traffic engineers will find useful. This series presents the basic steps of […]

Best of 2017 – Review of our Top Articles

2017 was a great year for MikeOnTraffic and we want to share our readers’ favorite articles from last year. Take a closer look at these articles you may have missed. Pros & Cons of Back-In Angle Parking  Back-in angle parking has many benefits including providing drivers with a better view of vehicles, bicycles and pedestrians. […]

Super Bowl Traffic Plan Review

By Bryant Ficek, PE, PTOE   Super Bowl LII is coming to our world headquarters city of Minneapolis, Minnesota in February 2018. As one might imagine, the planning for bringing a major event is immense. For two weeks, the eyes of the sporting universe will be here as the worldwide press, about 1 million tourists, […]