Transport Planning Day celebrates the best innovations in transportation, focusing on the benefits it leads to the community and the environment.
The Institution of Civil Engineering promotes a number of events on this day, to encourage networking between transport planning professionals. The events also aim at encouraging young professional to develop their career in this sector.
This year’s theme is “future proofing transport”. Following the Covid-19 pandemic, transport planners found themselves unprepared in front of significant changes. They had to re-adapt and work to identify new plans of transportation for the future. This time everything needed to be done with a different awareness, which required professionals to think ahead and be prepared for any potential threat.
Part of the way transport planners do this is through scenario planning. What are the scenarios we decide to plan for and how do we build the narrative to make the case for them? (TP Society, 2022)
Our transport planning team
Our transport planning team is celebrating the day by gathering to discuss our services and what we should focus on and invest in for the future. Some of the themes discussed in their meeting included air quality, mobility hubs, and electric vehicles.
The team will also attend the event organised by ICE this afternoon. It is a great opportunity for young and senior members of staff to networking and develop their industry knowledge.
Our transport planning team has successfully delivered a wide range of travel plans. We work closely with developers and residents to achieve the best outcome for each target area.
Project Centre is at the forefront of sustainable transportation, walking and cycle policy and scheme design. We know what works and can guide clients through the process to ensure that developments work for them as well as future occupiers.
Promoting active travel through our schemes
Our team is an expert at forward-thinking, making sure that we incorporate the best practices to future-proof our work. This includes the usage of innovative services, such as electric vehicles and e-cargo deliveries.
Environmental and sustainable solutions are the top of our priorities. As pollution and danger on roads are increasing, our transportation team works hard promote and encourage active travel choices across the communities. 71% of travel within England is under five mile, which could be easily done by walking or cycling. However, danger on roads and lack of infrastructure are stopping people from taking it on.
Transport planners need to work in multidisciplinary teams to create an effective change. Upgrading infrastructure, reducing traffic volume, encouraging a positive behaviour change are all essentials for that.
At Project Centre, our multidisciplinary team has experience working in pioneer and difficult cases, such as the Mini Holland Scheme. The work of our engagement team was fundamental here to keep constant communication with the community. By promoting events, surveys and questionnaires, we listened closely to the residents’ concerns and proposed suitable solutions to their problems.
Our transport planning team has worked collaboratively with the engagement and civil engineering team. They analysed the community’s feedbacks and implemented these as guidelines whilst applying restrictions and designing new cycle lanes and walking pavements. Read more about our large work in Waltham Forest.
If you’re looking to improve the transportation system in your area, don’t hesitate to speak with one of our consultants today.