Aerial view of Oslo city in the evening

Traffic Planning

AFRY’s services in traffic planning

Sustainable traffic planning is aimed at serving people and ensuring their ability to move between different places, regardless of their chosen mode of transport. Cities and communities change over time and this means that traffic planning solutions must also evolve in order to increase quality of life and meet the needs of their populations.

When siting or designing a public transport transfer hub, the traveller’s perspective is in focus. Before undertaking work of this type, it may be necessary to put together a team that can answer the questions of what is technically feasible, what various solutions will cost and what is most profitable from a socioeconomic standpoint.

Processes that take a project from goal formulation to successful implementation combine a holistic approach, continuous dialogue and far-reaching responsiveness to the client’s needs. In many cases, the strategic choice of measures must be based on use of Sweden’s ”four step principle”.

In cities with growing population densities, it is vital that public spaces like streets and plazas are used as effectively as possible. Bicycle paths, public transport systems and car parks must be optimized and reinforce each other’s functionality at the same time that they are safe and easily accessible.

Reliable analyses take all of the city’s needs into account and give you as a client a solid basis for decision that maximizes both the efficiency of the transports and the attractiveness of the city.

Example of our services:

  • simulate traffic flows, of pedestrians as well as of vehicles, using tools such as VISUM/SIMS, VISSIM and DYNAMEC
  • propose suitable street designs
  • analyse how passenger flows would be affected by public transport changes, and
  • help ensure that there are well-functioning temporary traffic solutions in place when major urban development is underway