Transport Planning

Transport Planning

Promoting active mobility and related sustainable transport solutions are vital tools in combatting climate change and are a crucial focus at Rappor. Through our transport assessment work, we harness the latest insight and design methodologies to achieve evidenced proposals that balance meeting our client’s interests and regulatory demands while also serving the local community’s best interests, the environment, and the wider world.

Consulting throughout the UK and working with public and private sector clients, we are specialists in all aspects of transport planning and astute negotiators with local planning and highway authorities.

In a consultative process like transport planning, our experience, expertise, and understanding of your requirements make the difference between simply contributing to the process and genuinely helping to drive it forward.

Our service is tailored and personalized, but our core highways and transportation services are summarised here.

Services:

  • Access appraisal and design supporting developer due diligence
  • Transport assessment and transport statements to support planning applications and local plan representations
  • Transport studies to support local plan submissions, master planning, and town centre regeneration
  • Accessibility modelling (using the latest TRACC software)
  • Transport mobility studies, including non-motorized user audits (NMUAs) and walking, cycling, and horse riding assessments (WCHARs)
  • Construction traffic management plans (CTMPs)
  • Delivery and servicing management plans (DSMPs)
  • Environmental traffic impact assessments
  • Junction capacity modelling using the latest software packages
  • A multi-disciplinary approach to supporting the development of masterplans, including streetscape and traffic management
  • Planning appeals (production of evidence to expert witness services)
  • Road safety audits, stages 1-4
  • Travel plans (planning, implementation, and monitoring)
  • Travel plan coordination (TPC) services
  • More innovative travel initiatives (including personal travel planning)

Road safety audit

Rappor has an in-house team of road safety auditors, all meeting or exceeding the minimum standards of experience and training required by GG 119 to undertake the audit team leader or member role. The team members also hold membership in the Society of Road Safety Auditors. And we have team members who hold a Certificate of Competency in Road Safety Audit (RSA), which is a prerequisite to be considered for approval as part of an RSA team working on the strategic road network (SRN).

The national highway authorities responsible for the SRN will require RSAs to be undertaken on all schemes that affect their road network, and most LHAs will take the same approach. So, if you are undertaking a development project, it is highly likely that you will be required to provide RSAs as part of the planning and technical approval processes. Rappor can make these RSAs as an independent road safety auditor (in most cases, we are ablcanout RSAs on schemes we are designing as the audit team can be kept independent of the design process). We can also advise developers on the RSA process and the responsibilities of their designers. Our experience in road safety auditing also assists our preliminary and detailed design work, as road safety is always paramount.

Services:

  • Stage 1 road safety audit – completion of preliminary design
  • Stage 2 road safety audit – completion of detailed design
  • Stage 3 road safety audit – completion of construction
  • Stage 4 road safety audit – post-opening monitoring
  • Road safety assessment – undertaking a comparative evaluation of the safety of different scheme options