Is Your Community Active Transportation-Friendly?

Today is International Walk to School Day, a yearly event that encourages school children to walk and bike to school to instill healthy habits, help the environment, promote safety, and create a stronger sense of community. Whether it’s Walk to School Day, Bike to Work Day or some other initiative to encourage active transportation, communities […]

Having Fun with Math and Science Outside the Classroom

Last weekend, Sinclair Community College hosted TechFest – an annual event designed to get K-12 kids excited about math and science. This two-day free event focuses on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) and attracts more than 3,300 people each year. The event, organized by the Affiliate Societies Council of Dayton (ASC), featured approximately 70 […]

Traffic Changes Cause a Cultural Change in Downtown Lima

I recently spoke to a crowd gathered for Lima’s monthly Wake, Rattle and Roll meeting put on by the Lima/Allen County Chamber of Commerce. Held the last Friday of every month, this popular networking event is an opportunity to learn about what’s going on in the Lima business community. My goal at this meeting was […]

Nominate Your Project for Assistance from the Ohio Water Pollution Control Loan Fund

Ohio EPA’s Division of Environmental and Financial Assistance is accepting project nominations for assistance from the Ohio Water Pollution Control Loan Fund (WPCLF). This program helps finance municipal wastewater and water quality improvement projects through a low-interest revolving loan program. LJB has a history of assisting municipalities apply for this funding. With our assistance, the […]

LJB Hosts Dayton-area Bike Education Tour

Last week, LJB, ODOT and MVRPC presented SafeBET, a bicycle education tour through the cities of Kettering and Beavercreek. This half-day training class included a 12-mile ride along city streets, bike lanes, shared use paths, arterial roadways with roundabouts, and rural roadways with and without shoulders. The objective of the ride was to educate and […]

Technical Assistance Grant Available from EPA

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is inviting communities to apply for technical assistance to foster sustainable growth in their area. EPA is offering assistance through the Building Blocks for Sustainable Communities program, which offers tools that can be applied in rural, suburban, and urban areas, including: Planning Bikeshare Programs Supporting Equitable Development Neighborhood Planning […]

Miami Valley a Leader in Promoting Safe, Smart Transportation Policy

I’m proud to live and work in an area of the country that supports policies that make streets safer and more open to everyone, regardless of age, ability or mode of travel. Miami Valley Regional Planning Commission (MVRPC)’s Complete Street policy has just been recognized as one of the nation’s leading examples of safe, smart […]

Article Highlights How to Implement Complete Streets in Four Steps

Complete streets policies often have strong backing from local government leaders because of the diverse benefits to the community. After a complete streets policy is adopted, the hard work of implementing the policies is often left to the individual transportation or public works agency. In the July issue of the APWA Reporter, LJB senior traffic […]

Turning Grey to Green – Sustainable Infrastructure is Affordable

As I commute to and from work, I wonder how I can use my job as a civil engineer to reduce the negative impacts of development and infrastructure. I am always looking for ways to help communities meet the sustainability triple bottom line of social, economic and environmental.    As my clients work to replace their […]

Unique Intersection Design Alleviates Common Roadway Challenges

Sometimes standard design solutions to common roadway problems just aren’t enough. In Fairfield, Ohio, one intersection– State Route 4 and State Route 4 Bypass (Bypass 4)—had a history of significant traffic delays and numerous crashes. Standard design solutions didn’t meet acceptable levels of service or project requirements, so the city and LJB had to get […]