A Brigham Young University civil engineering student from Salt Lake City recently won the 1989 student technical paper competition for District 6 of the Institute of Transportation Engineers.
Bill Baranowski received his award for writing "Methods of Controlling Through Traffic to Preserve Residential Neighborhoods." The paper describes different ways of designing residential street networks to make residential neighborhoods safer and more livable for their residents. In order to do this, traffic not having a destination within the neighborhood must be diverted from residential streets onto major through streets.The institute is an international professional society of transportation engineers and planners in more than 70 countries. District 6 consists of 13 Western states, including Hawaii and Alaska.