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:

Flood Risk Assessment, Residential Development

Mon 15 June 2015

Sanderson Associates has provided us with a very professional service, and has always responded extremely quickly and efficiently to our client’s requirements. Laura Elias, Assistant Planner, CBRE Ltd

CPD Seminar Highway Development Control and Flood Risk

Tue 31 March 2015

I would like to thank the Team at Sandersons for providing CPD Seminars on Highway Development Control and Flood Risk to our Chartered Surveyors. The content of each meeting was both relevant and informative and gave useful, practical guidance on each topic. It is clear that Sandersons have a wealth of knowledge and expertise in […]

Speed Survey and Sight Line Calculations

Mon 23 March 2015

From the first time we spoke with one of your associates it was clear that Sanderson’s is a professional organisation. It was only a small project – a traffic survey for visibility splays – but we were made to feel like our custom was important. Everything was done promptly, within budget and with excellent and […]

Transport Assessment and Travel Plan Proposed Business Park

Mon 23 March 2015

Our thanks for your prompt and efficient service with this project. Philip Oakley, Commercial Property Services

Highways Advice and Swept Path Analysis – Wigan Fire & Ambulance Station

Thu 12 March 2015

Thanks again for the work you have done for us in relation to the provision of highways advice and swept path analysis on the Wigan Fire & Ambulance Station project. Your expertise and quick service have enabled us to deliver projects for our Clients with confidence and clarity. We place great importance on the quality […]

Swept Path Analysis, Commercial Factory Relocation

Tue 10 February 2015

Keir Architecture Ltd having commissioned Sanderson Associates to provided Swept Path Analysis on a factory relocation project, received a very swift and professional service, with clear and informative drawings being produced to a very pleasing time scale… We would highly recommend Sandersons to our Associates and Client Base… Kier Taylor , Director, Kier Architecture Ltd

Flood Risk Assessment, Testimonial, Residential Property

Mon 9 February 2015

I would just like to say that the service I received was professional and prompt and I would have no hesitation in using Sanderson Associates again. Thank you for all your help. – Balbinder Heer, Planning Consultant

Complex Residential Access Proposal and Transport Assessment, Testimonial

Wed 28 January 2015

Sanderson Associates advised on a complex access proposal involving various existing accesses and multiple landowners for us. Through their detailed negotiations with the Council, Transport Assessment produced and submitted, they were able to successfully design and negotiate a combined access design to facilitate access to potential development land whilst providing a single improved access point […]

Highway Advice – Testimonial

Mon 26 January 2015

Sandersons were recommended to us as highway survey experts and they lived up to their reputation. The 3 surveys conducted on our behalf were carefully planned and executed and reported in a timely fashion. They also worked closely with our architect and planning consultant to deliver an authoritative report to counter objections raised by the […]

Transport Assessment Testimonial

Mon 26 January 2015

Very pleased with the service, attentive as always to changes required, and quick to respond. Edmond Shipway Construction Consultants

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