Growing demands for urbanisation and mobility require innovative solutions for the design and management of the transport network.

Our specialised 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 we 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. We apply considerable skill in identifying the key issues pertinent to each individual project challenge and have an ability to develop innovative technical solutions to optimise system performance, efficiency and safety.

The services we can offer include:

  • Traffic operations
  • Transport planning
  • Permitting
  • Conceptual design
  • Public and active transport
  • Road safety
  • Transport assessment
  • Car parking
  • Traffic signal design
  • Expert witness
  • Transport modelling
  • Pavement and drainage evaluation
  • Value engineering
  • Cost estimating
  • Construction management
  • Active transportation

Our team includes

  • Jo Read Principal
    Jo Read

    Jo has considerable management, production and technical experience of transport assessments for various development types to include housing, education, retail and waste management. She has managed various major applications from pre-application stage to submission. Additionally, she has extensive experience with the preparation of Transport Chapters for Environmental Impact Assessments, in particular for the sustainable energy sector and wind farms. Jo has provided undertaken independent technical reviews for both national and international clients. 

  • Patrick Lanaway Technical Director
    Patrick Lanaway

    Patrick is involved in an extensive range of activities relating to the preparation of all aspects of traffic and transport assessments and associated development-related transport planning requirements for both private and public sector clients. In addition, Patrick coordinates SLR’s role in a number of housing, public sector and commercial developments for external clients including negotiations regarding legal agreements.

  • Rachel Willock Senior Consultant
    Rachel Willock

    Rachel has prepared Travel Plans and Travel Packs to support planning applications for a wide variety of residential, commercial and leisure schemes. This work has given her an excellent understanding of the transport needs of new developments, allowing her to tailor suitable sustainable transport measures to mitigate their impact. Rachel has also assumed the role of Travel Plan Coordinator; developing good working relationships with residents, employees, transport providers and local authorities to ensure the ongoing targets of the Travel Plan are monitored and fulfilled.

  • James MacPherson Technical Director
    James MacPherson

    James has a particular expertise in the field of development planning, advising clients throughout the development cycle from due diligence to the planning and detailed design stages. This advice encompasses a wide range of areas, including access opportunities, transport impacts for the purpose of planning applications and sustainability issues. His experience with development planning spans a number of sectors, including schemes in the residential, retail, education, commercial and leisure sectors. James also takes a leading role on our multi-disciplinary projects, and acts as Project Manager or Director, as appropriate, for many high profile and complex built environment development schemes.