Traffic and Transport Engineering

Our Traffic & Transportation team has diverse experience and is able to provide a comprehensive service for Developers and Transport Authorities. Our expertise ranges from Feasibility, Planning through to Implementation of transport schemes and developments. We can undertake the necessary consultation with Authorities, Stakeholders and the Public.

Transport Assessments & Transport Statements

A Transport Assessment (TA) is required to support planning applications where a development is anticipated to have significant transport implications. A Transport Statement (TS) is applicable to developments that are expected to produce relatively low numbers of trips or traffic flows with minor transport implications. The thresholds and guidance is produced by central and local Government and a useful guide can be found here.

A TA demonstrates the accessibility of a proposed developments by all modes of travel, calculates trip generation and distribution and then analyses the impacts of additional trips on the affected transport network. A TS is similar to a TA with less extensive analysis of the transport impacts on the transport network.

Vehicle Tracking Modelling

A TA / TS can include:

  • Consultation with the Local Planning and Highway Authorities
  • Traffic, parking, speed and / or multi-modal surveys
  • Site audits and extensive accessibility reviews
  • Calculation of traffic generation and mode share
  • Junction capacity analysis (using software such as ARCADY, PICADY, TRANYST and LINSIG)
  • 2D and 3D traffic and pedestrian modelling (using VISSIM or VISWALK)Designing and assessing deliverable and cost-effective transport mitigation measures and schemes
  • Analysing the impact of a development or scheme on road safety
  • Assessing the workability of a development layout
  • Recommending parking provision and layouts
  • Swept path analysis for all types of vehicles
  • Advice on Construction Traffic Management

Travel Plans

A Travel Plan (TP) is a progressive document that sets out initiatives and targets to reduce the number of vehicles to a development. TPs are required to be submitted for all planning applications that require a TA. We can prepare TP’s and assist our Clients with their implementation.

Transport Feasibility Studies

Design and Access of Proposed Residential Development on Castle Boulevard, Nottingham

We carry out due diligence and feasibility studies of potential development sites and transport schemes to highlight transport and access constraints and opportunities.

Regeneration and Masterplanning

We form part of a multidisciplinary design team (e.g. architects, landscape architects, planners, environmental consultants) where we provide the transport masterplanning for large scale developments or regeneration of town and city centres.

Associate Director (Transport Planning)

To discuss your project needs, please contact us