Institutions are often characterized by having off-peak travel demand periods that do not coincide with peak hour on-street demands. Castleglenn offers expertise in traffic and transportation study demands unique to institutions.
Transportation solutions often involve a municipal approvals process ranging from simple private access permits to more significant public roadway modification permits involving the preparation of conceptual plans, preliminary cost estimates, timelines and descriptions of impacts.
Castleglenn’s roadway designs include grading, horizontal and vertical curve geometry, cross-section and pavement structure, storm water management, intersections, signing and striping elements. Specifically for institutions and quarries (or other developments that need to accommodate emergency and/or heavy vehicles), Castleglenn focuses on its designs for emergency and/or heavy vehicles: grading, adequate horizontal and vertical curves to […]
Castleglenn’s studies have often been prepared keeping in mind the possibility that they can be submitted as evidence at either an expropriation hearing, Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) or similar evidentiary hearings.
Greenhouse gas emission modeling can be analyzed based upon traffic volumes, heavy vehicle volumes and traffic operations. Castleglenn evaluates quantities of fuel consumption, carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, nitrogen oxides and volatile organic compounds and can compare these emissions for various transportation network options.
Planning and design for heavy vehicles includes: ensuring adequate turning movements, accessible parking, access spacing and design, sufficient roadway slopes and an in-depth understanding of speed profiles.
Identifying critical issues with emergency and heavy vehicle turning movements, parking, delivery areas and pedestrian walkways or crossing concerns.
Parking provisions range from surface parking lots serving large venue entertainment complexes (such as the Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa and the Rogers K-Rock Centre in Kingston) to multi-level structures incorporating loading/unloading docking areas (serving hospitals and major retail establishments). Parking provisions are determined in terms of design, layout, inventory utilization, time restrictions, revenue forecasts, […]
Castleglenn aims at ensuring an effective consultation process where all parties involved achieve a consensus, while assuring that technical standards, policies and guidelines are adhered to. Communicating the need to comply with standards is essential in assuring support for viable solutions.
This includes: data collection (traffic volumes, population, employment, trip rates, travel costs, etc.) and the development of traffic demand models depicting existing and forecast traffic conditions. Animations and simulations are used to depict future traffic operational conditions. Specifically for quarries, heavy vehicle forecasting and generation is highly dependent upon the production rate of quarries. Castleglenn’s forecasting […]
Frequent and efficient transit systems help reduce traffic congestion on local roadways and provide an alternative mode of transportation for commuters. Transit system planning includes forecast ridership, determining infrastructure requirements and evaluation of existing facilities. Castleglenn evaluates transit use as a part of each of its Transportation Impact Assessments to ensure this mode of travel […]
Transportation assessments involve the review of traffic and transportation impacts on the surrounding roadway networks and adjacent communities. These studies evaluate the impacts to all transportation modes, including: passenger vehicles, heavy vehicles, emergency vehicles, cyclists and pedestrians.
Planning and design standards are incorporated to accommodate all forms of transportation activity that would take place within proposed developments inclusive of pedestrian, cycling, transit, loading/unloading, heavy vehicle and passenger vehicle accessibility.