traffic engineering


noun

a branch of civil engineering concerned with the design and construction of streets and roads that will best facilitate traffic movement.

Nearby words

  1. traffic,
  2. traffic calming,
  3. traffic circle,
  4. traffic cop,
  5. traffic court,
  6. traffic island,
  7. traffic jam,
  8. traffic light,
  9. traffic manager,
  10. traffic pattern

Origin of traffic engineering

First recorded in 1930–35

Related formstraffic engineer, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for traffic engineering

traffic engineering

noun

a discipline which includes the design of highways and pedestrian ways, the study and application of traffic statistics, and the environmental aspects of the transportation of goods and people
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