Archive for October, 2017:

Crossing Jurisdictional Boundaries with a Watershed Approach

Posted on Wednesday, October 25th, 2017 by Brad Schleeter
In Stormwater, tagged in Tags: , watershed map

Although it’s been popular in other parts of the country for decades, using a watershed approach to stormwater management is a relatively new method in the Midwest. A watershed is simply an area bounded by an elevation divide that drains to a particular waterbody. Because watershed boundaries rarely follow jurisdictional lines, a watershed approach to […]

Thinking Beyond Vehicles with Multimodal Facilities

Posted on Wednesday, October 18th, 2017 by Peggy Amor
In Transportation Engineering, tagged in Tags: , multimodal facilities

The demand for bike lanes, trails and mass transit has been steadily growing. These new transportation modes offer a number of benefits, but bring with them new challenges. Today, we interviewed Linda Rottinghaus, PE, ENV SP, senior project engineer, on why they are becoming popular and how cities can start to integrate them into their […]

Prairie Village Promotes Walkability with Road Diet

Posted on Wednesday, October 4th, 2017 by Kristen Leathers
In Transportation Engineering, tagged in Tags: , , mission-road-header

The community along Mission Road between 71st and 75th Street is often recognized for its walkability. With shops, schools, restaurants, and parks nearby, it is a highly sought-after neighborhood for homeowners. As traffic continued to increase along this stretch, pedestrian safety became a concern for the City of Prairie Village, Kansas with so many walking or […]