Designing the Transport Systems of Tomorrow
Through smart planning and collaboration, we work with our clients to make the right choices for their transport needs, finding effective and sustainable strategies that help communities thrive.
WSP has extensive experience in all aspects of urban and regional transport planning, growth management and the creation and maintenance of civic infrastructure.
We have developed master plans, studies and analyses for complex infrastructure programs to smaller community-oriented projects, and we can unlock development land previously considered uneconomic or challenging. Our wide range of planning services are based on rigorous procedures for studying and assessing problems of any size and scope, enabling planning for all transportation modes.
- Transportation Modelling & Forecasting
- Policy and Research
- Climate Change Adaptation
- Travel Demand Forecasting and Management
- Environmental Impact Analysis, Monitoring and Permitting
- Feasibility Studies
- Financial Analysis and Economic Appraisals
- Land-Use Planning and Policy
- Master Planning
- Major Program Delivery
- Resilience Planning
- Spatial Analysis
- Stakeholder Engagement and Public Participation
- Transit-Oriented Development
- Urban Design
Policy and Research
WSP’s transport and land-use planning services provide integrated solutions for clients seeking to develop long-term growth policies and strategies. We provide expert analysis of land-use implications and strategic accessibility, as well as advice on planning and policy development, data management, and passengers and goods movement strategies.
Our policy experts and research teams are skilled at gathering and exploring national, social, and economic data sets to extract what is most meaningful, providing clients with a platform to inform policy planning and decision-making.
Designing for Safety
Ensuring user safety is a critical aspect of developing any transportation system, anywhere in the world, but particularly in Australia and New Zealand. We fully support highway authorities and transport system operators in meeting this challenge, by drawing upon best practices, incident investigation and prevention, safety review, and audits of vulnerable and non-motorised users. Our entire approach to safety begins with our planning teams and is carried throughout the life cycle of our projects.
WSP helps clients create accessibility plans tailored to specific areas and to meet particular challenges. Through analysis and consultation, we establish SMART (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, and Time-Bound) targets and develop GIS applications to support and monitor progress. Our action plans result in improved designs, accessibility, public transport, and travel information. The need and cost to travel are both reduced, which can play an important role in regeneration schemes.
Transportation Modelling & Forecasting
We use the latest transport modelling software and GIS interfaces to construct comprehensive integrated transportation models at local, regional and national levels, displaying them in a single user-friendly environment. We also have the expertise to carry out individual and area-wide intersection assessments using micro-simulation techniques, and to develop complex network models to support regional clients. We model all modes of transportation – pedestrians, vehicles, transit, freight – in order to optimise operational and design solutions.
Financial and Economic Appraisal
WSP helps clients assess the value of proposed transport schemes in either financial or economic terms. Our analysts are highly experienced in applying a broad range of recognised appraisal tools and frameworks, and fully understand the benefits and costs associated with transport infrastructure implementation in diverse geographic and economic contexts. We understand that transport schemes must not only increase user convenience and throughput, but also have a positive environmental and economic impact, improve accessibility and integration, and provide value to our clients and their stakeholders.
Planning for Goods Movement
The lifeblood of the global economy is the efficiency of getting goods to market. Our transportation experts can analyse the needs and requirements to facilitate efficient goods movements at a national, regional or urban scale. This includes examining how best to use policies, technologies and infrastructure to improve good movements from around the corner to across the world. We also have specialties in designing efficient logistics provision for a variety of land uses types and business applications.