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CB Newsletter 2011

CB Newsletter 2011

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News
COLIN BUCHANAN
2011
TransporTTraicDevelopmenTplanningUrban DesigneconomicsmarkeT research
Transport Modelling
Nicosia Integrated Mobility Master Plan
Sustainable Travel
Business Travel Diaries with British Land
Economics
High Speed 2 to Heathrow
Planning & Places
Gosport Waterront Master Plan
Development Transport
Ravenscraig Development
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Trafc & Transport
Piccadilly Enhancement Scheme
 
Movers and shakers
2010 saw some managementpromotions at Colin Buchananin order to take advantage oopportunities presented in ourregional and international oces.In January,
c my
took over rom
sb
as General Manager in Colin Buchanan’sShanghai oce to continue developing our localexpertise in transport planning and pedestrianmodelling. Simon has since moved to our Londonoce where he joins the Board with a remitcovering Pedestrian Planning and Surveys.In September,
m edwd
relocated to take onthe position o Regional Manager in our Manchesteroce. He will seek to build the prole o ColinBuchanan in the North West, particularly withinthe private sector. Mark has since been promotedin recognition o his achievements in the region.
Dd y
has also relocated to take up theposition o Associate Director in our Birminghamoce. He is tasked with building on the strengtho Colin Buchanan’s public sector capacity in theregion by adding his private sector expertise.
Malcolm Buchanan receives ‘Awardor Outstanding Contributions’rom the EFN
The ormer Chairman o Colin Buchanan and sono the ounder o the company was honoured withan “Award or Outstanding Contributions” by theEngineering Forum o Nigerians (EFN) at their SpringConerence held in London on 2nd July 2010.Malcolm Buchanan, who has worked at the companyor almost 35 years, is a transport specialist withglobal experience o transport planning and transportsystems and has worked on many major publicprojects in Europe, Asia and Arica. His experienceworking in Ibadan, Nigeria as a young man and hisinterest in development issues brought him to theattention o the UK based EFN. Malcolm’s display ogenuine interest in their work and oer o practicalsupport and advice to the organisation rom itsearly day had earned him the respect and regard bywhich he is held by the membership o the EFN. Hewas chair o the EFN panel on ‘Transport Planningand Sustainability Issues’ at the EFN Spring Event atwhich the award was made.
We’re in The Sunday Times HSBCInternational Track 100
We were delighted to beincluded in The Sunday TimesHSBC International Track 100in July. The list ranks Britain’sprivate companies with theastest-growing internationalsales over the last two years.Colin Buchanan’s overseassuccess is in part due to ourwork and successul growthin the Middle East as Andreascommented in his Chairman’sstatement.Our marketing and HR teams joined orces in 2010to run a unique personal development programme,
CB’s Got Talent!
The programme was developed to improve the waywe communicate with clients and meet their needsas well as developing client eedback to enable us todeliver even better services. It has been developedto link in with our career progression programme.A total o our workshop based events havebeen held covering networking, individual proleraising, speaking in public and client management.Participants were then asked to build on these skillsby practising them in the real world.We’re now looking at how to continue building thismomentum in 2011.
CB’S GOT
What’s new?Chairman’sstatement
Despite the current economic diculties, Colin Buchanan has continuedthroughout 2010 to lead the way, as is our wont. Whether this has beenin innovative solutions or our clients, out-o-the-box thinking or theraming o policy, our sta have continued to shape the proession andby extension the places we live in and the way we move.
The Economic team’s methodology or valuing public realm has been put up on the Transportor London (TL) website as a useul tool in S106 discussions. Martina Juvara has made asignicant contribution to the development o the Damascus Master Plan. Our Trac teamhas helped TL and The Crown Estate to ormulate a workable solution at Piccadilly Circusthat enhances pedestrian as well as trac movement. Our regional oces have continuedto work with both private sector clients and local authorities over many projects rangingrom accessibility analysis or the University o the West o England to assisting Hammersonwith their proposals on the Parc Tawe site in Swansea. Finally, our Scottish oces have beenworking on some exciting projects including Ravenscraig, a £500m redevelopment o theormer steelworks in Motherwell, Lanarkshire.In addition to project work, our sta have maintained a high prole and made signicantcontributions to debates about emerging transport and planning issues. Both Hugh Robertsand Atholl Noon were quoted in Planning magazine – Hugh refecting on the potentialproblems o CIL unding and Atholl supporting the Mayor o London’s cycling strategy. ClaireCarr was elected chairperson o the Central and Southern Scotland branch o the CharteredInstitution o Highways and Transportation whilst Keith Firth’s work on Shared Space and theremoval o Trac Signals was publicised on Radio 4 as well as Jeremy Clarkson’s column in theSunday Times. Paul Buchanan’s team had multiple mentions in the Irish press regarding theirwork at Waterord Airport and the DART rail system.We were also delighted to accept the award or the Omagh Toward a Vision 2025 Regenerationproject and to have made it into The Sunday Times International Track 100 list. Our overseassuccess is in part due to our Chinese oce, including work on the Beijing Olympics andShanghai’s World Expo, while Hugh Roberts and Simon Babes have spearheaded our successulgrowth in the Middle East.All this is a clear indicator that the vitality o our work remains unaected by the turbulentnancial times around us. That vitality is what distinguishes us rom many others and iswhat adds value to our clients who have had a dicult 2010. Nevertheless, the economy isbeginning to stabilise with more developer activity, more certainty regarding public spendingand more overseas work which we expect will bring more challenges as well as opportunities.We thereore look orward to working with all o you over the coming year.
 Andreas Markides
Chairman
 
Central London rail termini surveys 2010
03
This commission rom TL 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.
ctt:
damien.wilson-pulley@cbuchanan.co.uk
Bristol Trac Signal Removal Evaluation Trials
05
We ollowed up our innovative work on the Cabstand Junction in Portishead with two similar trials to testswitching o trac signals in Bristol. The two sitesselected or analysis were located in the centre oBristol at locations with heavy pedestrian fows.Trac signals were switched o at sites on UnionStreet and Prince Street in March 2010. Conditions ortrac, public transport, cyclists and pedestrians weremonitored using CCTV beore and during the trialand the results were analysed and compared. Bothtrials demonstrated that the junctions could operatesuccessully and saely without trac signal control.They also allowed the identication o mitigationwhich would improve the operation o the junctionsurther and would address concerns put orward byvulnerable road users.
ctt:
keith.rth@cbuchanan.co.uk
iMap: An integrated solution to transport data management
04
We have developed an innovative approach tothe management o bus and other transport data,producing an easy to use, standalone product. TheiMap sotware has been developed or LocalAuthorities who are in need o a simple method oorganising 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 statraining sessions and associated GIS advice to assist indata storage, analysis and presentation.
ctt:
iMap@cbuchanan.co.uk
Colindale & Mill Hill East stations step-ree access
01
Review o Surrey’s transport climate change strategy
02
Signicant 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 Giord,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 dierent step-reeaccess options. Appraisal o the options has beenbased on an estimation o the passenger journeytime-saving benets which would be delivered, wereurther 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 carbonbenets. 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 eect 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 inormed decisions about targetingresources to get the most beneft against overall transport objectives.
Trac &Transport
ctt:
graham.long@cbuchanan.co.uk
ctt:
chris.hanley@cbuchanan.co.uk

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