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Transport Planning and Engineering Consultants
  • Land Use Assessment
    Land Use Assessment Looking to ensure your development provides the best transport outcomes and maximises its attractiveness to the market and its users?

    We have capabilities and can assist you in the following specific work areas:
    • Transport Impact Assessments
    • Development Approvals (DAs)
    • Expert Witness
    • Peer Reviews
    • Green Travel Plans
    • Construction Traffic Management Plans
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  • Transport Interchange Planning
    Transport Interchange Planning Need assistance to develop efficient and functional multi-modal interchanges to improve the customer experience? Having difficulties understanding how the various modes of transport interact?

    We have capabilities and can assist you in the following specific work areas:
    • Scoping Studies
    • Concept Design Development
    • Pedestrian Movement/Capacity Analysis
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  • Traffic Engineering
    Traffic Engineering Limited road space has to be shared by bicycles, motorcycles, cars, vans, trucks, taxis, buses and trams. As traffic engineers, we regularly assess how you can make the most of the existing road space to provide the greatest benefit to all road users.

    We have capabilities and can assist you in the following specific traffic engineering areas:
    • Intersection modelling and priority studies
    • Town Centre Transport Studies
    • Road Corridor Studies
    • Local Area Traffic Management
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  • Bus Planning
    Bus Planning With buses able to efficiently transport large numbers of people resulting in less congestion on the road network, it makes good sense that they are as reliable and attractive as possible for the travelling public.

    We have capabilities and can assist you in the following specific work areas:
    • Bus Network Reviews and Planning
    • Bus Priority Planning and Design
    • Bus Operations Planning and Analysis
    • Bus Surveys
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  • Active Travel Planning
    Active Travel Planning What barriers can be removed to encourage more people to walk and cycle for transport and leisure? PeopleTrans understand the importance of developing costed walking and cycling strategies to inform investment in quality sustainable transport infrastructure.

    We have capabilities and can assist you in the following specific work areas:
    • Walking Strategies
    • Bicycle Strategies
    • Bicycle Parking Strategies
    • Bicycle Signage Strategies
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  • Research & Innovation
    Research & Innovation PeopleTrans are always looking to be challenged on projects that are sometimes out of left field.

    Our transport research skills are excellent and we are always looking to use innovation to find solutions on our projects. Example projects include:
    • Traffic and Parking Generation Research
    • GPS Car and Bus Travel Time Surveys
    • Spatial Data Analysis and Presentation
  • International Approach
    International Approach

    Our planning team see the importance in exploring outside our isolated Australian shores to assess first-hand what is happening in the world when it comes to innovation in traffic engineering and transport planning.

    Our people have worked in Africa, Asia, Europe and Australia and we seek what works best around the world and, where relevant, apply it to our projects.

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Traffic Engineering & Transport Planning

  • Land Use Assessment
  • Transport Interchange Planning
  • Traffic Engineering
  • Bus Planning
  • Active Travel Planning
  • Research & Innovation
  • International Approach

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PeopleTrans regularly works in partnership with Developers, Architects, Town Planners & Government to help deliver land use projects of all shapes and sizes whether that be residential, commercial or retail. Our advice is based on a clear understanding of the relevant planning systems and the traffic engineering technical standards as they relate to land use and transport. Our traffic reports reflect a real understanding of the project and location and do not apply the “cookie cutter” approach sometimes employed by others in the industry.

We understand that every site is unique, presenting its own set of challenges and opportunities, often with strict delivery timeframes and realise that sometimes there is a need to look beyond what the standards say In developing solutions. We are specialists in this field with strong traffic engineering capabilities, are well respected and have a reputation for delivering real outcomes on both simple and complex projects.

transport interchange

PeopleTrans understand that the principles of quality, useability, legibility and operational efficiency are things that all have to be in place in order for a transport interchange to operate effectively. Interchanges are becoming more important as the transport network densities increase and the requirement for interchanging between modes increases. As such, it is important to ensure that any interchange is as seamless as possible.

We understand the complexity of movement between all modes at transport interchanges which is often underestimated or in some cases overlooked and have the planning tools and expertise to ensure the design of interchanges incorporates the needs of all users. We have successfully delivered interchange scoping studies and also have experience in concept design and traffic and access impact assessments related to interchanges.

Traffic engineering and transport planning

The field of traffic engineering is constantly evolving as the expectations of the community change and as new technology is developed.  Over time the density of our cities have increased and the fixed road resources have become more valuable.  While historically, traffic engineering was about simply checking that an intersection could achieve the required flow of vehicles, today, traffic engineers must ensure all vehicles work together to maximise the available resources for all road users and the people within those vehicles.  Bicycles, motorcycles, vans, trucks, taxis, buses and trams all have to share the road and there are often competing demands for road space.

buses in the city

PeopleTrans understand the important role buses have to play in delivering the overall transport task. Our staff are regular bus commuters so understand from a user perspective the importance of comfort and reliability when it comes to bus travel.

We have completed a number of complex bus priority planning projects both in Australia and the United Kingdom, focussed primarily on the development of infrastructure improvements to reduce travel times. We also have specialist knowledge of bus network planning, reviews and bus operations and have applied detailed traffic engineering analysis on many bus projects.

people walking

Walking & cycling are modes which are becoming increasingly important in reducing the reliance on private car use and probably more so in contributing to a healthier community.

Whether you require high level planning on an area wide scale, planning and design of a particular route or simple advice related to a development, PeopleTrans can help you. We have experience in this field from both the United Kingdom and Australia.

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PeopleTrans are always looking to be challenged on projects that are sometimes out of left field. These projects often require thinking outside of the square relying on the latest technology to deliver the answers.

We are also interested in seeing the traffic engineering and transport planning industry progress, so undertaking transport related research projects which assist other practitioners and the industry as a whole is one of PeopleTrans' core values.

international approach

Our planning team see the importance in exploring outside our isolated Australian shores to assess first-hand what is happening in the world when it comes to innovation in traffic engineering and transport planning.

Our people have worked in Africa, Asia, Europe and Australia and we seek what works best around the world and, where relevant, apply it to our projects. In 2015/2016 our staff spent time exploring key cities across the globe including Hong Kong, New York and Barcelona to discover transport planning strategies and examples of quality engineering to apply to our projects.

PeopleTrans Questioned by Parliamentary Inquiry into Commuter Parking

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The NSW Parliament formed an inquiry into commuter car parking in June 2017 and is currently undertaking an inquiry into commuter car parking policy in NSW. The inquiry is being managed by the Committee on Transport and Infrastructure which is made up of members of the Legislative Assembly.

The terms of reference were that it inquire into and report on commuter car parking in NSW, including:

  1. The effectiveness of current state government policies and programs covering commuter car parking;
  2. Processes for selecting the location of commuter car parks;
  3. The potential for restricted access or user pays commuter car parks;
  4. Consideration of alternative modes of first mile/last mile travel, including point to point transport, active transport and on demand buses; and
  5. Any other related matters.

The Committee invited the public to provide submissions until 4 August 2017 and a total of 94 submissions were provided from members of the public, companies, foundations, Councils and other groups representing transport users. Recognising that there was a lack of policy direction with regard to commuter car parking, PeopleTrans also provided a submission to the Committee. Our submission can be found here.

On the 16th of October 2017 PeopleTrans attended the NSW Parliament and provided additional evidence to the inquiry into commuter car parking policy. PeopleTrans was invited to be a witness at the inquiry with respect to our submission. The witness process was designed to obtain clarification of aspects of our submission and to seek information relevant to other matters within the Committee’s terms of reference.

The questions asked by the committee were varied, touching on topics of how the Government should go about preparing a metropolitan parking plan, what fee structure, if any, should apply to commuter car parking, resident parking schemes, the role of car sharing and whether or not the Parking Space Levy should be expanded to other centres.

We hope that our responses were helpful and look forward to seeing the outcome and recommendations of the inquiry.

For more information about our parking policy and assessment expertise, please contact Alan Stewart in our Sydney office on 02 8226 8760.