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:

Transport Statement, Proposed Residential Development, 6 Detached Dwellings

Wed 23 November 2016

Mr Greenwood is a highway wizard and worked his magic on the Hardingham scheme, without Sandersons input I am confident this scheme would have not passed… Henry Isotta-Day – Architectural Design Engineer, Clayland Architects

Flood Risk Assessment, Proposed Residential Development, Cobham, Surrey

Fri 28 October 2016

We were very pleased with the service received and the positive outcome for our client, and would not hesitate to recommend for flood risk assessments. Thanks very much for helping us with this project. Malcolm Jenkins, Architect, Malcom Jenkins Associates

Technical Letter in Support of Residential Development

Thu 28 July 2016

Recently worked with Robert in order to turn round a planning application which was being recommended for refusal due to Highways objections at the eleventh hour. On this one we had to really think out of the box quickly to mitigate the concerns. Robert was instrumental in coming up with options and innovative ideas and […]

Stage 3 Road Safety Audit

Mon 25 July 2016

The service provided was professional direct to the point and alternatives were provided on discussion of the reports requirements, a user friendly service in every way to a legacy job with very little background information. Thank you Steven Johnston – Keepmoat Regeneration Ltd

Flood Risk Assessment, Proposed Residential Development.

Fri 8 July 2016

Thank you for your assistance on the Flood Risk assessment in relation to our works being carried out at the house. I would like to add that I only called yesterday seeking advice on a flood risk assessment not knowing what it entails and you have acted extremely quickly. You listened and gave valuable, honest […]

Highways Advice, Proposed Residential Development, Micklepage Paddock

Wed 29 June 2016

I would just like to reiterate my thanks, together with those of my clients, for all the work that you did in assisting to obtain planning permission for the above project. Highways had always indicated that being able to provide adequate sight lines onto the main road would be a major factor in determining this […]

Advice on Site Drainage

Wed 22 June 2016

We consulted Sanderson Associates with regard to a surface water drainage design issue that we had recently. They were prompt in their response to us and were able to cut right through to the heart of the problem and provide advice that was direct and uncomplicated. The information provided satisfied the requirements of the local […]

Highway Advice – Testimonial

Mon 9 May 2016

Bob came to the island as an, ‘expert witness’, in a Planning Appeal, for a sizeable property build, essentially covering the Highway issues. After meeting Bob the day before the Appeal, it was abundantly clear this chap, ‘knew his stuff’. His consummate professionalism, experience and knowledge came though at the Hearing, contributing to the process […]

Transport Report in Opposition to Proposed Large Scale Housing

Tue 5 April 2016

We commissioned a Transport Report from Sanderson’s in opposition to a proposed large scale housing development near us. Ian Ladbrooke provided professional expertise in identifying the transport issues and the flaws in the developer’s transport assessment. His input proved invaluable and ultimately the application was refused on transport grounds. The report was delivered on time […]

Swept Path Analysis, Proposed Extension to Industrial Development

Mon 7 December 2015

As an independent property developer I was asked for a swept path analysis to aid my planning application. I googled and found Sanderson Associates, never had I heard of them before. I have to say from the start they were extremely professional and very prompt. I asked for many amendments on my analysis at the […]

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