Transport Planning and Modelling
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We undertake a range of projects for the ten Greater Manchester local authorities, Transport for Greater Manchester and many other clients.

ModellingIncluding partnership working within TfGM, with districts, and with other public and private sector organisations, our transport planning portfolio includes traffic management schemes; strategic highway schemes; Quality Bus Corridors; phased Metrolink expansion; park and ride strategies; GMLTP1-3; GM area-wide and District-specific support to LDF Core Strategies, Land Allocations, development plan and supplemental planning documents; site-specific Transport Statements or Assessments for development proposal; and highway forecasting aspects of the GM Transport Fund package of major schemes. Activities include operational assessment, economic appraisal, and support to environmental analysis; separately or in support of Major Scheme Business Cases.

We have contributed to the forecasting, appraisal and design of all major highway schemes opened in Greater Manchester in the last 20 years. We work to emerging DfT / HA / GMCA Protocols, in conjunction with GMUTC signal control strategies, towards GM and district network and congestion performance management goals. We assist forward planning of major land use proposals. We apply a value for money service ethic.

We use a range of modelling packages and databases, including packages developed by our own Transport Systems and Model Development Group and using data provided by the Transport Surveys and Analysis Group, as well as industry standard packages, data sources and approved methods and criteria. Two of the key modelling packages used are SATURN and PARAMICS. To find out more about about these and examples of how we used them click here.

Our many clients value the quality and professionalism of our work, and continue to seek our involvement in a range of projects, resulting in an expanding and challenging workload.

Click on the following links for more detailed information on local development frameworks, transport assessments or major schemes.

For further details about our services, make an enquiry or commission our services contact us by phone or email:

  • David Affleck - Team Leader - 0161 244 1698