transport planning

We are a transport planning consultancy which undertakes the full range of transport planning activities. We specialise in developing effective transport plans - with highly creative solutions - which really work! For example we were one of the first to identify the potential for quality park and ride as part of an effective car strategy (Kent County Council). We were one of the first to identify the potential importance of cycling (Woking for Surrey County Council in 1994) - well before the current bandwagon - and the potential for longer distance walking to capture market share from car. To make sure, we measured them - all in the mid nineties.

We develop major scheme bids for clients, develop their business case for funding, steer them through government for approval, take them through public consultation, public enquiry and ultimately construction. We produce transport strategy, in conjunction with spatial strategy, develop and submit Local Transport Plans, prepare targets, undertake monitoring, monitor the targets, prepare the Annual Progress Report and submit it to government. We undertake highway scheme modelling and appraisal. We undertake traffic and transport impact assessments – especially the more complex ones. We develop accessibility strategy, accessibility plans, accessibility modelling, accessibility targets, calculate DfT’s accessibility targets and monitor them. We undertake multi-modal studies, railway planning studies, ridership, revenue, economics and business case development. We also undertake fundamental research in transport for governments and the European Commission. We have applied the same degree of innovation and creativity to these and our other transport planning capabilities:


Major scheme bids Multi-modal studies Annual progress reports
Local transport plans Accessibility strategy & modelling Toll roads & pricing
Annual progress reports Rail infrastructure & economics New Modes
Economics & appraisal Light rapid transit Regeneration
Highway feasibility and appraisal Demand, ridership & revenue Green travel plans
Traffic impact Roads, traffic, congestion, safety Parking
Business case Bus operations & economics Expert witness


Clients are drawn from government, transport operators, private clients, banks and blue-chip organisations both in the UK and overseas. Projects include LTPs for Taunton, Woking, Epsom, Yeovil and elsewhere; Congestion, reliability, road pricing, tolls, parking, park & ride and rail for Kent’s public transport strategy; Research for DfT and the EC; Ridership, revenue and future market for Merseytram, GNER and Eurotunnel; Fares; Ticketing, pricing and product strategy for British Rail; New LRT in Bristol, Kingston, South Hampshire; West Midlands multi modal study; New air services for Scotland; A toll road strategy for Morocco.