What Is Traffic Engineering
Traffic Engineering is another discipline that falls under the larger umbrella of Transportation Engineering. Traffic can refer to the movement of not only vehicles such as cars and trucks that travel on roads and highwasy, but also to people and pedestrian paths and walkways. Traffic Engineers are specialists at understanding and changing the technical aspects of road design to maximise traffic flow and reduce congestion.
Other factors such as road geometry, traffic lights, road signs and pedestrian walkways are all related to Traffic Engineering and require optimisation in order to achieve one common goal; reducing traffic congestion and improving safety.
Traffic Engineers are required to be proficient in data analysis, modelling (e.g. to predict future traffic growth), simulations and problem solving when assessing traffic flows, accident reports and much more.