Specialist Transport Advice

By: Flow Transportation Specialists  06-Dec-2011
Keywords: Transport, Transport Planning, Travel Plan

Flow provides specialist advice concerning transport planning and traffic engineering, including expert evidence at Council and Environment Court hearings. We assist in the development of industry guidelines and organise and present at conferences and seminars. We regularly undertake peer reviews of major transport projects and proposed developments and we also undertake safety audits.

Development of guidelines

Ian Clark was responsible for reviewing the Auckland Regional Transport Authority’s guidelines for Integrated Transport Assessments. We presented evidence to public hearings on this issue, and presented the Guidelines to one of the IPENZ Transportation Group meetings.

Angie Crafer has been a key member of the team developing guidelines for the Auckland Regional Transport Authority on Transport Management Associations. She has also worked with the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Association in developing guidelines for School Travel Plan coordinators.

Ian and Angie have lead a series of training workshops relating to the ARTA guidelines on ITAs and ulti modal developments. 

Organisation of conferences

Expert evidence

Ian Clark, Bronwyn Coomer-Smit, Angie Crafer and Karl Hancock, have all prepared and presented evidence at local council hearings and at the Environment Court.

Peer reviews

We have recently undertaken reviews relating to:

  • Transmission Gully project,
  • SH1 Victoria Park Tunnel project,
  • SH20 Waterview Extension project,
  • Eden Park redevelopment, and
  • Waitemata Harbour Crossing Study.

Keywords: Regional Transport Authority, Transport, Transport Planning, Travel Plan

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Transport and Traffic Engineering

We provide clear unbiased advice with a strong technical background, to allow the often conflicting aspects of design to be resolved with regard to such issues as safety, efficiency, practicality, buildability and cost effectiveness. Our work includes highway schemes, bus and high occupancy vehicle schemes, on and off road cycling facilities, pedestrian measures, intersection control, private accesses, parking layout and circulation, and safety.


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Transport Modelling

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Travel Demand Management

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