Traffic and Transportation Consultant

Traffic and Transportation is an everyday issue that affects all of us as we are either travellers ourselves or depend on the transport system for our daily needs.

The work of a Traffic and Transportation Consultant is a specialist form of civil engineering whose purpose, through a variety of means, detailed studies and modelling techniques is to provide the efficient movement of people and goods in the safest and most sustainable manner possible.

Traffic Engineering examines not only the operation of current and planned road infrastructure but its best management – in either capacity or safety terms – through design and the use of Traffic Regulation Orders.

Although historically traffic engineering has examined the movement of vehicles and its associated impact with the raised importance of sustainability all forms of transportation are now examined under the single “traffic and transportation” envelope. Access by sustainable transport also relates to two key types, “public passenger transport” (bus and rail) and “active transport” (walking and cycling).

Traffic and Transportation is a key aspect of the planning land use process in relation to Local Plan Policy delivered through the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF 2012) and retained core strategy policies within the Unitary Development Plan (UDP) and Local Development Framework (LDF). Traffic and Transportation is also often one of the main drivers in major regeneration proposals where the improvement of access by sustainable modes of travel to ensure social inclusion is fundamental.

In the work undertaken by Local Highway Authorities (county, district and local councils) Traffic and Transportation generally tends to be divided into elements with traffic management (parking and loading restrictions, speed limits, one way streets and pedestrianisation addressed by Traffic Regulation Orders) and minor highway improvement schemes to address local congestion or improvement of access issues.

Transportation will cover the wider aspects of all modes of transport and will involve input to the Local Transport Plan for the council’s administrative area. From information gathered by the council the Local Transport Plan will provide empirical data as to the current situation within the area which forms a rolling base line. This can relate to issues such as the volume of traffic on key routes, the modal split from surveys for work based travel, the availability of public transport and delay times on key routes or through for example town centres.

An important factor in the base line assessment of routes is now the quality of the air and traffic noise along the route corridor which will be significantly affected by pollution from heavy traffic flows or standing traffic during congested peak hour periods. Air quality and noise are specialist fields in their own right but in this context the work of the air quality and noise consultant is informed by traffic data which indicates the base line position and future predicted changes in either traffic volumes or flow patterns.

Require the Services of a Traffic and Transportation Consultant?

We would be pleased to provide you with our competitive fee proposal to provide you with and of our Traffic and Transportation Consultancy services, please call us on 01924 844080 or click here to complete our secure online form.


What our Clients' say:

Simon Rogers, Transport Assessment, Residential Development

Tue 19 August 2014

Sanderson Associates provided a Transport Statement for me as part of a residential planning application. Planning permission was granted and I am sure that the diligence, attention to detail and comprehensive statement delivered by Sanderson Associates was pivotal in the success of the application.

Dave King, Developer, Flood Risk Assessment, 76 Unit Development

Tue 12 August 2014

I recently required a Flood Risk Assessment to accompany my planning application for 76 units in Prestwood, but unfortunately I had overlooked this requirement and as such I needed it fast. Sandersons had previously been very efficient in providing my transport statement for the site, so I contacted them and explained the urgency of the(...)

Thomas Booker, Developer, Swept Path Analysis

Thu 31 July 2014

I contacted Darren at Sanderson Associates to provide vehicle swept path analysis for a social housing re-landscaping scheme. Darren was able to respond immediately to my requirements, and produced clear simple advice, and further support to fluidly progress my project all for a basic fee – fantastic!

Steve Wright, Architect, Flood Risk Assessment – Residential

Thu 5 June 2014

Just a note to thank you for your prompt and efficient service providing the Flood Risk Assessment. It is the second time I have used your company for the provision of an FRA to be included within a Planning Application. I can say that your company, and yourself on this occasion, have been very professional(...)

Charles Looker, Farming Business, Swept Path Analysis

Tue 25 March 2014

When we required a swept path analysis for our project, Sanderson Associates were prompt, practical and helpful in providing it.

Janet Armitage, Tourism Business, Transport Statement

Fri 14 February 2014

We are a small farming and tourism business, who have used Sanderson Associates on several projects. In each case we have found them to be efficient, pleasant and very helpful, always prepared to go the extra mile to ensure customer satisfaction.

Gareth King, Architect, Pozzoni LLP, Flood Risk Assessment – National Water Sports Centre

Wed 5 February 2014

Sanderson Associates were appointed to assist with the discussions and objections we were having with the Environment Agency for various planning applications at the National Water Sports Centre. Sanderson Associates produced detailed Flood Risk Assessments and liaised with various departments of the Environment Agency to overcome the difficulties we were facing at this flood prone(...)

Stewart Rowe, Principal, The Planning & Design Bureau Ltd

Tue 28 January 2014

Sanderson Associates were instructed late in the day to produce a Flood Risk Assessment to accompany an existing planning application for residential redevelopment (46 units) of green field land in Essex. This required the modelling of flood events along a Main River and the need to demonstrate that the risk to life and property had(...)

Andrew Bellas, Developer, Siddalls Property Ltd, Flood Risk Assessment, Industrial Development

Wed 11 December 2013

Thanks for your help and professionalism in preparing the FRA to support this project. Your tact and tenacity, when dealing with the local authority, paid off. Great service.

Ray Forsyth (Architect), Flood Risk Assessment, Retail Development

Thu 21 November 2013

On time, Within Budget, Good staff liaison, a job well done.

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