traffic engineering

noun

Definition of traffic engineering 

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

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The roundabouts would consist of two lanes, the inner lane would be used to drive around the roundabout and the outer lane would be used to exit, said Tom Adamczyk, the village’s traffic engineering consultant. Alexandra Kukulka, chicagotribune.com, "Glenview trustees decline to move forward with Patriot Boulevard roundabouts, request more information," 5 July 2018 Graham Young, deputy chief of traffic, oversaw the department’s second-largest division, which includes traffic engineering, road closures and traffic lights. Colin Campbell, baltimoresun.com, "Top official in Baltimore's Traffic Division under investigation after allegations of 'inappropriate conduct'," 9 May 2018 Merrell acknowledged that there would be some traffic engineering challenges to work out. John Greenfield, Chicago Reader, "Lima’s beautiful boulevard bike paths could be a hit in Chicago," 26 Mar. 2018 Unlike most of the mid-atlantic, which seems to be stuck in the infancy of traffic engineering (1960's). Peter Hermann, Washington Post, "Police release surveillance video showing man kicking over speed camera," 26 Feb. 2018 Brightline officials said signal design plans were provided to all of the traffic engineering departments along the rail corridor and their input was included in the safety features. Wayne K. Roustan, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Timing traffic and railroad signals is tricky | Traffic Q&A," 14 Feb. 2018 Pat Johnson, the city manager of traffic engineering, said in an interview that Third Street will be the first in a series of streets north of Broadway that will be converted to two-way traffic. Sheldon S. Shafer, The Courier-Journal, "Downtown Louisville's Third Street could become two-way road north of Broadway," 22 Sep. 2017

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1931, in the meaning defined above

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