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Traffic Corner Tuesday

Drive-Thru Queue Study Research

Date: April 23rd, 2019

Time: 12:30 pm – 1:00 pm Central Time (1:30 – 2:00 pm Eastern)

A seemingly small and sometimes overlooked part of site plan reviews are examining the drive-thru lane for a business. The stacking of vehicles on-site as they wait for service can impact parking lot operations and the public roads if not accommodated correctly. Join us to discuss our research into drive-thru lane stacking and how those results can impact a site plan.

Meet Your Hosts of Traffic Corner Tuesday


Mike Spack. PE, PTOE

Mike’s a renowned traffic engineer who has been in the business since 1994 with the mission to help traffic engineers, transportation planners, and other transportation professionals improve our world. He’s founded (and is currently the president of) four industry related companies: Spack Consulting, Traffic Data Inc, CountingCars.com, Spack Academy. Mike uses his decades of experience and the MikeonTraffic platform to create insightful, relevant content you can put to work in your professional life.

Bryant Ficek, PE, PTOE

Bryant Ficek is the VP of Spack Consulting  where he uses his requisite knowledge, skill, and ability in the specialized application of traffic engineering to work as an impartial expert to determine the most appropriate traffic options. Since beginning his career in 1998, Bryant has worked with private and public clients, assisting projects from initial concept through implementation and construction. He is co-author of the Traffic Study Manual, and routinely looks for—and participates in—research and teaching opportunities to help advance the field.

Upcoming Traffic Corner Tuesday Webinars

Date

Webinar Title

Registration Link

April 23, 2019

Drive-Thru Queue Study Research

A seemingly small and sometimes overlooked part of site plan reviews are examining the drive-thru lane for a business. The stacking of vehicles on-site as they wait for service can impact parking lot operations and the public roads if not accommodated correctly. Join us to discuss our research into drive-thru lane stacking and how those results can impact a site plan.

May 28, 2019

Transportation Impact Study Policies

The Ozarks Transportation Organization hired us to develop a comprehensive Transportation Impact Study Policy for their region.  We performed an audit of their existing policies and guidelines, developed a comprehensive policy (including tiered parameters, examples, checklists and guides), and presented the results to city staff and elected officials in the region.  We will cover all of these details and lessons learned in our upcoming Traffic Corner Tuesday webinar.

June 25, 2019

How to Set up an Effective Traffic Study Process

As mentioned before, Dr. Atul Gawande’s classic The Checklist Manifesto is a must read for all engineers, as the book covers how vital it is for professionals to have a consistent process for delivering their work, every single time.

Traffic studies are done at almost every level of government to determine the transportation impacts of developments and plan for future transportation improvements. This next Traffic Corner Tuesday will help you learn best practices for developing and implementing a complete traffic study process.

July 23, 2019

Ask The Experts

Based on the interesting discussions we have with Traffic Corner Tuesday attendees, this webinar opens things up and allows you to set the agenda. Email Mike at mspack@spackenterprise.com with your questions and what’s generally on your mind about the traffic engineering industry. Then our Experts, Mike and Bryant, will go through the emails live and try to get through everyone’s questions.

August 27, 2019

School Site Assessment

School is almost back in session for the majority of  kids across the United States. This is the perfect time of year to review traffic flow around and on schools campuses to see if safety or efficiency improvements could be made.  Tune in for this month’s Traffic Tuesday to hear about interesting case studies and the general process we use for reviewing traffic and pedestrian flow for school campuses.

September 24, 2019

How to Save Time & Money with Video Counting

If you do more than a couple of turning movement counts per year, you could most likely stand to save some time and money by doing the counts with portable video cameras. Join September 24th’s Traffic Tuesday to learn how you can utilize cost-effective and time-saving video technology in your traffic data collection process.

October 22, 2019

Ask The Experts

Based on the interesting discussions we have with Traffic Corner Tuesday attendees, this webinar opens things up and allows you to set the agenda. Email Mike at mspack@spackenterprise.com with your questions and what’s generally on your mind about the traffic engineering industry. Then our Experts, Mike and Bryant, will go through the emails live and try to get through everyone’s questions.

November 26, 2019

Sight Distance – The Biggest Return on Investment Analysis often Overlooked

It amazes us how often we encounter substandard sight distance. Issues like poor sight distance often leads to safety problems that need to be identified, and then usually solved with an inefficient band-aid solution...like more stop signs.  This month’s Traffic Tuesday is going to address these overlooks, and show you how you can implement sight distance checks into your processes, do the calculations, and convince others of their importance.

December 17, 2019

Benefits of Cities having a Transportation Engineer on Retainer

“Who, not How” is a mantra we’ve developed in across our companies. We don’t try to be experts in everything we do; instead, we work to partner with other experts who can help us.  In that spirit, many communities and cities can benefit by having a seasoned traffic engineer on staff, but they don’t have enough work to justify the expense. This often leads to the traffic engineer getting stuck with things like right-of-way permitting (which was my experience as a city traffic engineer), or the city hires a severely inexperienced traffic engineer, or worse yet - they just nix the traffic engineer altogether and muddle through traffic issues with whoever is closest.

There is a different model.  Cities can hire a part-time traffic engineer on retainer to build and implement processes. Learn more about the advantages and benefits in upcoming webinar.

Previous Traffic Corner Tuesday Recordings

Date

Webinar Title

Watch Again

2018-08-28

Traffic Corner Webinar | School Circulation Plan Case Study 2018

2018-12-18

Traffic Corner Webinar | Site Plan Review Case Studies

2019-02-26

Traffic Corner Webinar | State of the Industry/Ask The Experts

2019-01-22

Traffic Corner Webinar | Ten Ways To Maximize Your Interns Time

2018-07-17

Traffic Corner Webinar | Common Traffic Counting Mistakes (and How You Can Avoid Them)

2019-03-26

Traffic Corner Webinar | How to Set up an Effective Counting Program

2018-11-20

Traffic Corner Webinar | Neighborhood Traffic Calming Experiment with Before/After Data

2018-10-23

Traffic Corner Webinar | Traffic Engineering Advantages of 48 Hour Turning Movement Counts

2018-09-18

Traffic Corner Webinar | Speeds on Residential Streets - 25 vs 30 mph Speed Limits

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