Transport

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Dipl.-Geogr. Dirk KopperschlägerHead of Transport Planning Department
Dipl.-Ing. Ulrich NoßwitzSenior Consulter

Transport Planning

This task requires not only well-founded design concepts, but also intensive communication with other involved or affected parties, as well as the ability to articulate future-oriented solutions in a convincing manner to the public.

Due to the multifaceted complex effects of transport planning decisions, transport planning must be approached as an interdisciplinary challenge and meet requirements described with the following terms:

Integrated

... means that transport planning has to be understood as an integral part of the overall regional and urban planning and that interdependences and interactions, e.g. between land use, environment, and existing urban and natural-space conditions must be considered.

Multimodal

... means the incorporation of all transport modes by taking into account their mutual impacts and future developments to guarantee an optimum interaction and therefore the sustainability of the overall transport system.

Comprehensive

Transport planning is comprehensive only if it considers all relevant aspects, including factors that do not affect transport directly, especially “new mobility” and improving the quality of living environments.

Efficiency-based

... means establishing a quantitative basis to identify the optimum design concept. This requires the use of computer-aided design tools and traffic impact models.

We have many years of in-depth experience from a wide variety of transport planning projects.

Further information

Transport development plans

Our cities are particularly characterized by transport and mobility issues, which have a great influence on urban life quality. For this reason, strategic transport development plans are an essential part of every urban development concept. An integrated approach which includes all modes of transport (pedestrians, cyclists, public transport, private vehicle transport) and mobility concepts (e.g. car and bike sharing) is essential. In order to guarantee that transport has a supporting function for the city, specific goals must be formulated to provide an orientation framework for concept design.

Preparing a transport development plan is a process that involves a dialogue with the Client and the public. The plan allows us to look into the future, and it is an essential tool for systematic and targeted urban development.

 We can look back on many years of in-depth experience in the preparation of transport development plans. Our design activities include formulating guidelines, forecasting future traffic volumes, as well as developing measures to increase the pedestrian and cyclist numbers, to further develop public transport services, and to expand, upgrade and reconstruct the road network. Developing integrative traffic demand models (VISUM and TransCAD) facilitates quantitative analysis of impacts.


Mobility concepts
Regional traffic studies
Bicycle traffic concepts
Environmentally-friendly transport and promotion of pedestrian mobility
Public transport service concept and timetabling
Site development and design concepts
Parking space studies
New transport systems and electric mobility
Traffic surveys and forecasts