Intuition. Following your gut. Particularly when mere seconds matter. This goes for our primal encounters and also driving. When designing for roadway safety, engineers overwhelmingly look to make the driving experience intuitive. Is there flow? What does the motorist expect? What information do they need about upcoming conditions? When do they need that information? What is the best medium to convey that information? Multiple scenarios are envisioned. Wet pavement. Nighttime. Large vehicles. Centripetal force. Local traffic norms.
Data is dissected, poured over. Equations and computations are performed. But with every turn and curve, a human brain looks at each scenario. The question is asked, “Is this intuitive?” Does it create flow? A flow that feels natural, aligns with motorist expectations. THAT approach makes roadway travel safe.
Traffic impact studies and curve analysis are works for science. Well-documented science with multitudes of data. Put it all together in way that makes the motorist not only feel safe, but a part of a fluid vehicular orchestra. Flow that comes natural. In driving, seconds matter. Design for intuition. Not constraint. Contact PE2 today for traffic impact studies or roadway safety improvements.