Central London rail termini surveys 2010
This commission rom TL required origin/destinationpassenger surveys at 10 National Rail termini incentral London. The surveys were undertaken toprovide data relating to passenger distribution romthe termini and update data used or previous analysisconducted using LATS data rom 2001. The datacollected allows mapping o origins/destinations,access/egress modes and journey purpose o railpassengers using the termini. Additional data wascollected relating to requency o cycling and walking.Our survey experts designed, organised and managedthe data collection involving rail passenger countsand distribution o 175,000 travel questionnaires, andprocessed the 37,000 returned records.
Bristol Trac Signal Removal Evaluation Trials
We ollowed up our innovative work on the Cabstand Junction in Portishead with two similar trials to testswitching o trac signals in Bristol. The two sitesselected or analysis were located in the centre oBristol at locations with heavy pedestrian fows.Trac signals were switched o at sites on UnionStreet and Prince Street in March 2010. Conditions ortrac, public transport, cyclists and pedestrians weremonitored using CCTV beore and during the trialand the results were analysed and compared. Bothtrials demonstrated that the junctions could operatesuccessully and saely without trac signal control.They also allowed the identication o mitigationwhich would improve the operation o the junctionsurther and would address concerns put orward byvulnerable road users.
iMap: An integrated solution to transport data management
We have developed an innovative approach tothe management o bus and other transport data,producing an easy to use, standalone product. TheiMap sotware has been developed or LocalAuthorities who are in need o a simple method oorganising important data relating to their boroughtransport networks. It provides instant access toborough transport data within an interactivemap-based environment including bus route details,bus stop locations, photographs, bus lanes, cyclelanes parking/ waiting/ loading restrictions anddevelopment proposals.We can also assist with the data collection andupdating o databases as well as supplying statraining sessions and associated GIS advice to assist indata storage, analysis and presentation.
Colindale & Mill Hill East stations step-ree access
Review o Surrey’s transport climate change strategy
Signicant housing and employment growth isplanned or Colindale and Mill Hill East, two areaso Barnet in North London served by the NorthernLine. A multi-disciplinary team comprising Giord,structural engineers, Haverstock Associates and ColinBuchanan has been working or London Undergroundon a easibility study to provide step-ree access at thestations, to be unded by developer S106 agreements.Our work has included passenger demand orecastingand station planning, advising the team o the uturecapacity requirements and implications during normaloperations and evacuation o dierent step-reeaccess options. Appraisal o the options has beenbased on an estimation o the passenger journeytime-saving benets which would be delivered, wereurther improvements to station capacity and accessto be provided.We have reviewed Surrey’s transport climate change strategy which included an assessment o thetargets set or National Indicator 186 up to 2020, and an evaluation o the value or money carbonbenets. The best returns on investment or carbon abatement in Surrey were ound in land use planning,parking, reight, technology and destination based travel plan interventions.Bronwen Fisher, Smarter Travel Manager at Surrey County Council said;
This is the frst time we have quantifed the emissions reduction eect o a range o possibletransport policies and schemes. The Council is extremely impressed with the quality and quantity o work produced or this commission, which represented excellent value or money. The results will be used so we can make more inormed decisions about targetingresources to get the most beneft against overall transport objectives.