Many businesses, organisations, and other high-traffic sites are keen to find ways to improve their transport assets without carrying out a major overhaul of the entire site. At Transport Planning Practice, we have extensive expertise and considerable experience with providing remedial studies designed to help achieve exactly this.
About Remedial Studies
Remedial studies are an effective way to assess the current situation of a site regarding access and transportation, with a specific view to carrying out significant improvements in a way which will be cost-effective and carry the lowest possible levels of disruption. Every site is different but it usually involves a complete and detailed assessment of the situation as it currently stands, including a comprehensive look at any shortcomings and a thorough examination of the areas in which there is room for improvement.
The study will then go on to outline the options for improving the transport situation, complete with an assessment of the costs and impact of each possible measure. This may include increasing sustainable travel, ways to improve access arrangements, either in a general sense or with reference to specific transport types, reducing congestion and easing the flow of traffic within a site, or make it easier for motorists to find a way to the development and the appropriate entrance point.
What Might Remedial Studies Contain?
There are a great many things that could potentially feature in a remedial study, though the exact contents will depend heavily on the individual site under examination. The study may encompass considerations relevant to a number of transport types including private motor vehicles, public transport, and cycling as well as how these different transport types integrate with one another.
Based on our expert assessment of the current state of the site, there are a number of measures that the study may propose as an affordable and practical way to bring about improvements. Examples may include improvements to site access points, changes to layout, or entry control systems such as barrier control. It may also include considerations relating to how the site integrates with public highways and other transport infrastructure. For example, it may suggest changes to road signs or the addition of new signs as a possible way to promote the site, or simply to make the site and its entrance points easier to find. This is particularly useful for sites where visitors often express confusion as to the appropriate entrance point or report difficulty in finding the way in.
Transport Planning Practice is able to provide detailed, expert remedial studies for all kinds of development in order to make practical and useful suggestions as to how transport facilities could be improved. To find out more or to discuss your site, please get in touch.