Highways & Transportation Planning
Growing demands for urbanisation and mobility require innovative solutions for the design and management of the transport network. Our team focuses on working in partnership with our clients to minimise consumption and maximise efficiency of the network to achieve sustainable transport, land use and development outcomes.
How can SLR help?
From the earliest stages in the planning process, SLR works to quantify transport implications and provide accurate and timely advice on the most appropriate and cost-effective transport solution.
Our aim is to offer clients the opportunity to achieve the maximum benefits of transport infrastructure through the provision of tailored expert advice in the field of traffic engineering and transportation planning.
Our team has undertaken extensive research in new and emerging technologies and has an unparalleled understanding of the opportunities for improved levels of service to parking users, knowledge of origin / destinations and duration of stay characteristics. Our team can assist in the evaluation of parking management systems, parking policy, parking guidance equipment and real time travel user information and signage.
Our directors are recognised traffic engineers and are regularly instructed to act in Planning and Environment Court and Land Court Appeal matters. We maintain a commitment to the Court in these matters in seeking to ensure that the transport system is appropriately utilised, designed or managed and provides a suitable level of service and safety for all users.
Public and Active Transport
Our team are at the forefront of planning for sustainable transport modes to reduce the dependence on private vehicles. We are experienced in transport policy, demand forecasting, route planning, corridor optimisation, interchange design and the land use / transport planning interface.
The SLR Transport Advisory team are leaders in road safety and have preeminent knowledge of the relevant design and operational codes of practice including Austroads, Australian Standards and state road authority guidelines. Our personnel have particular expertise in the conduct of road safety audits, rail crossing safety assessments, speed limit reviews, research and policy.
Traffic Operations / ITS
Our consultants are experienced in network assessments from single intersections to arterial corridor coordination studies and the application of new and developing technologies for system management. We utilise a range of modelling packages including Sidra, Transyt, Traffix, Paramics, Aimsun, Vissim, Piacady, Arcady and Linsig.
Traffic Signal Design
Production of signal design layouts, hardware layouts and cable connection plans are speciality services provided by our team. Our skills in operational performance allows us to design optimum solutions to manage delays to all road users. We have experience in custom design options which incorporate light rail, heavy rail, pedestrian / cycle and bus priority infrastructure.
Assessments range from detailed rural road / pavement studies as part of oil and gas proposals, to major arterial road operational analysis for town centre master plans. Irrespective of the development type, the projects require forecasting demands for all transport modes, evaluation of impacts, mitigation strategies and funding mechanisms.
Our team employs a sophisticated approach to transport planning by ensuring that clear fundamentals are established early in the conceptualisation of any transport strategy. We are passionate about integrated outcomes, transit priority and travel demand management. Our team also has significant expertise in road hierarchy, infrastructure planning, charging mechanisms, strategy and transport modelling.