February 14


New Traffic Corner Tuesday Webinar Schedule

By Mike Spack

February 14, 2017

acceleration lane, crash analysis, right-sizing parking lots, Traffic Corner Tuesday, traffic signal, Webinar, YouTube

Last fall we introduced a new webinar series called Traffic Corner Tuesday. These free, 30-minute webinars are held by our senior engineering team and focus on sharing our traffic engineering best practices.

The fall sessions were so popular that we have released a new schedule of webinars for 2017.  Join Bryant Ficek, PE, PTOE, Vice President at Spack Consulting and regular contributor to Mike On Traffic and me (Mike Spack, PE, PTOE, President of Spack Consulting and Mike On Traffic) for these free 30-minute webinars:

February 14, 2017:  Crash Analysis at Intersections and Corridors

A crash analysis is an integral part of a safety analysis and are often completed at intersections and corridors to help determine potential improvements. Come join us to discuss crash analyses to:

  • learn important definitions of key engineering terms
  • exploring the tools we use to perform our crash analysis
  • review a recent project’s safety analysis and results
  • Now available on YouTube to view!

February 28, 2017: Large Development Parking Requirements:  Right-Sizing Parking Lots

Savvy property owners are realizing that many of their parking lots, designed to City codes, are too big and sit empty for most of the day. We are completing more projects now that challenge the codes, often based on decades-old data, to reduce their parking and ‘right-size’ the lot to their needs. Join us for a discussion on our methodology to determine and document actual parking needs, including how to obtain the base data necessary.

March 14, 2017: Traffic Signal Warrants

Traffic signals are a part of everyday life and routinely used to control traffic at intersections. Their use is regulated by the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD), which provides guidance and support on when to use as well as their advantages/disadvantages. Join our discussion as we go back to the basics, and:

  • review the MUTCD language on traffic signal
  • present our simple tool to evaluate the traffic signal warrants

March 28, 2017: Acceleration Lane Case Study

Median Acceleration Lanes (MAL) are a feature on highways to better allow a left turning vehicle from the side street (or U-turning vehicles on the mainline) to turn and accelerate safely. The goal of the MAL is to improve safety and reduce delay. A MAL looks good on paper, but do they work beyond the basic theory?

In this webinar, we will discuss our recently finished project regarding 12 MAL sites and our findings on their acceptance/usage in real-world conditions.

Or check out one of past webinars on YouTube:

You will receive a notice with a link to the time and call in information for the webinar.

We’re hoping the webinars will be interactive, educational, and fun.  And don’t worry if you can’t make it live.  We’ll record the webinars and post those too.

We’re running this as a five-week experiment.  I’ll definitely let you know if we’re going to keep it going after that!

  • The webinars are broadcast at 12:30 pm Central Time. I hope you can join us!

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