traffic engineering


Definition of traffic engineering

: engineering dealing with the design of streets and control of traffic

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traffic engineer noun

Examples of traffic engineering in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Parrott, the founder of a traffic engineering firm, has been in the House of Delegates since 2011. Washington Post, "Maryland congressional races: Meet the incumbents and their challengers," 16 Oct. 2020 There’s really no reason why cities can’t get the benefit of a more balanced management of the public right of way as well.’’ Of course, that balance comes with traffic engineering, congestion, and safety questions. Michael Laris,, "Cities are closing streets to make way for restaurants and pedestrians," 25 May 2020 Her professional focus is on traffic engineering, transportation planning, safe and intelligent transportation systems and walking and biking. Alison Steinbach, azcentral, "Gilbert transportation engineer named to Town Council, filling 3rd vacancy in past month," 22 Apr. 2020 In 2011, then-Mayor Ed Lee appointed Reiskin — who had no experience in the transit world — as San Francisco’s Municipal Transportation Agency director, overseeing Muni, bicycle and pedestrian safety, traffic engineering and parking. Annie Vainshtein,, "Former longtime SF transit chief Ed Reiskin appointed city administrator of Oakland," 3 Apr. 2020 So says Bill Henry, the city's traffic engineering manager. Frank Fellone, Arkansas Online, "DRIVETIME MAHATMA: Ineffective speed limit still the law," 21 Dec. 2019 Scottsdale From 2016-18, the following intersections in Scottsdale had the most traffic collisions, according to Sam Taylor, a traffic engineering analyst for the city: Loop 101 and Frank Lloyd Wright Boulevard: 143. Chelsea Curtis, azcentral, "Which intersections are the most dangerous in Valley cities? Here's what we found," 17 Dec. 2019 The sprawling position oversees Muni, parking, traffic engineering, and bicycle and pedestrian safety. Phil Matier,, "SF’s short-timer transit boss Ed Reiskin lands new job in Oakland," 24 July 2019 According to the traffic engineering bulletin, traffic along Cottage Hill will be detoured along Demetropolis, Azalea and U.S. 90., "Mobile: Cottage Hill Road closure to last 3-4 weeks," 13 June 2019

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First Known Use of traffic engineering

1931, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of traffic engineering was in 1931

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29 Oct 2020

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“Traffic engineering.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Nov. 2020.

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