More than one-third of major roads in the U.S. are in poor condition. Fortunately, transportation infrastructure is expected to change over the next few decades to fit the country’s needs for environmental sustainability and increased road capacity.
Quality transportation planning is necessary for America’s roadway design and structural design to develop and grow in the right direction. Here are a few ideas that may improve America’s urban development and transportation infrastructure.
Use Vision While Planning
Professional civil engineer services utilize quality vision when designing urban transportation infrastructure. Vision is what enables transportation to be developed for the present but constructed for the future.
Urban transportation systems require new perspectives, flexibility, and good planning. A civil engineering company that uses vision during their design process helps to prepare urban transportation systems for optimal performance value.
Look Abroad For Inspiration
Civil engineering management works similarly around the world. Engineers work together to solve problems involving roads, dams, buildings, and bridges while protecting both people and the environment. Therefore, engineering companies may benefit from looking elsewhere for inspiration.
By looking at urban transportation planning around the world, American civil engineers can see what developments work best in practice and what could be improved. When companies analyze the transportation systems already in practice, they can recognize bugs and problems early on in the development stage.
Be Wary Of Parking
Parking lots and highways are similar when it comes to traffic congestion. That is, the larger they are the more traffic becomes a problem. This is because the large size of the parking lot and the highway invites motorists to use it. The more motorists use the space, the more traffic there is.
With this in mind, it’s essential to be wary of parking lot size during the development stage. When there’s too much parking space, the area becomes dangerous for pedestrians and more stressful for motorists.
However, too little parking space can cause problems for neighboring businesses and residents. Therefore, the design and construction of parking lots require just as much thought, vision, and problem-
Good transportation planning is essential for the optimal growth and development of American roads. For more information on transportation planning and roadway design, contact ACI Corporation today.