Transport Planning

Encouraging active transportation and sustainable mobility is crucial in fighting climate change.

We focus on sustainable transport and active mobility, managing travel demand and balancing a client’s best interests alongside those of the project’s community, local authorities, the environment.

In our transport assessments, we use the latest insights and design methods to develop practical proposals that meet our clients’ needs while also benefiting the local community and the environment.

We work collaboratively with clients across the UK, both public and private, specialising in all aspects of transport planning. Our expertise includes negotiating with local planning and highway authorities. Our experience and understanding can truly make a difference. We’re not just part of the process; we’re driving it forward.

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


  • 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 audits

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.


  • 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