Traffic Engineering

SUSTAINABLE TRAVEL

We are experts in the design of cycle routes, cycle hire and pedestrian improvement schemes. We are known for our ability to prepare successful funding bids and area-wide cycling strategies. We are known for our innovative designs and can take projects from concept to construction.

 

 

 

• Cycle super highway route design
• Local cycle routes and Quietways
• Area-wide cycling strategies
• Walking studies
• Cycle hire schemes

 

Our track record includes successful design and delivery of cycle schemes under the mini-Holland programme in Waltham Forest as well as the Central Grid programme in Islington and Kensington & Chelsea.

ROAD SAFETY

Road safety is paramount in all our designs. We have an experienced and fully qualified in-house road safety team that undertake accident investigation and prevention (AIP) studies and deliver over 100 road safety audits a year for local and regional government, as well as private sector clients.

 

Project Centre’s rigorous road safety skills have been used to assess existing risk as well as to ensure that any proposed changes to a street will not adversely affect road safety, and will minimise accidents and casualties for all road users.

 

We provide collision analysis services for local road safety blackspots, as well area-wide assessments to help develop strategic action plans for our clients.

 

We help clients plan and introduce area wide schemes such as new borough-wide 20 mph zones and motorcycle safety schemes. We can also help with individual safety assessments for access roads, new junctions and pedestrian crossings. We have undertaken safety schemes in urban and rural locations and have been asked to examine the safety of children on the school run, cyclists in London and pedestrians in busy town centres.

20MPH ZONES AND LIMITS

Project Centre was appointed to investigate, design and promote London’s first borough wide 20mph speed limit in the London Borough of Islington to reduce the risk of collisions. The limit applies to all residential borough roads that are not already situated within a 20mph zone, and excludes roads located on the Transport for London Road Network (TLRN), Strategic Road Network (SRN) and principal roads.

 

We have since worked on numerous other 20 MPH schemes including Tower Hamlets, Lewisham, Waltham Forest and Hammersmith & Fulham.

JUNCTION AND NETWORK MODELLING

Project Centre’s traffic engineering team work closely with developers and local authorities to design new junctions, roundabouts and link roads as well as improve safety and increase the capacity of existing infrastructure.

 

We help clients link new housing, retail and mixed use developments to the road network using the latest software tools to provide cost-effective and practical designs.

 

Our traffic engineering team can help at every stage of junction and link road design, including pedestrian and cycling enhancements if required.

 

Our engineers can prepare horizontal and vertical alignments to DMRB standards and produce full construction drawings and bills of quantities for traffic signal equipment, controller specifications and ducting requirements. We also co-ordinate statutory works as well as CDM and risk assessment procedures.

 

In short, we provide a comprehensive professional service that encompasses the full lifecycle of junction, roundabout and link design.

SIGNALISED JUNCTION DESIGN

Our traffic modelling expertise enables us to optimise signal timings to minimise delays and address the needs of all road users, including pedestrians and vulnerable road users, especially cyclists.

 

We develop individual junction models and network-wide micro-simulations that assist local authorities to assess the impact of proposals and increase junction and roundabout capacity to reduce delays.

 

For new junctions, we can provide a full traffic modelling analysis to determine operational capacity, and hence the most suitable junction layout. We arrange, specify and manage surveys on behalf of our clients, ensuring that they get best value.

 

We pay particular attention to the safety of cyclists, as two thirds of cycle accidents occur at junctions, with the most severe involving heavy goods vehicles.

 

We also have experience of installing the latest technology, including infrared and microwave cycle detection equipment and introducing off-line traffic signal facilities for cyclists where appropriate.

 

Project Centre has designed all the signalised junctions associated with the Exhibition Road and the South Kensington area network improvements as well as upgrading signalised junctions in preparation for the Olympic Route Network.

CONTACT

Paul Chandler

paul.chandler@projectcentre.co.uk

Tel: 07817 566017

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PAUL CHANDLER

Operational Director Transportation

 

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