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Transport planning

Transport strategies, that really work are not about roads, cars, bikes and buses; they are about people.

Effective planning is essential if we are to meet long term policy and investment decisions for a sustainable future.

Delivering an appropriate and sustainable transportation network for the 21st century is an exciting challenge. Atkins has a proven track record of successfully planning, designing and enabling urban transport and environmental improvements across all scales of developments. We also have a unique service offering in planning and designing for pedestrians, using science-based methods to turn pedestrian movement from an undervalued resource into a tangible and manageable asset.

Successful transport strategies examine the journeys that people need to make in all aspects of their lives and provide realistic travel options. The services that we provide to our clients range from strategic policy advice and performance management, through all aspects of demand forecasting, behavioural analysis, to accessibility, transport for land development, streetscapes and traffic engineering design.

Understanding traffic and pedestrian movement is key to creating sustainable communities that have been planned, modelled and designed to cope with today’s demands. Atkins provides an innovative and diverse range of modelling and consulting services alongside wider transport planning consultancy.

Making transport work, however, must not be at the cost of the environment and we are focusing our efforts on the role planners, engineers and consultants have to play in order to respond to the challenges, changes and opportunities of a carbon critical economy. By considering carbon critical design and operations at the outset we can help shape policy, improve forecasting and ensure the right investment choices are made.