Castleglenn offers expertise in traffic and transportation study demands unique to the private sector.
Applications and Approvals Processes
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.
Cycling and Multi-Use Paths
Safe and convenient cycling facilities are an important part of a thriving transportation network. They provide a sustainable opportunity for leisurely or commuting cycling and promote a healthy lifestyle. Transportation studies include recreational and commuter pathway planning to provide convenient access for cyclists, runners, pedestrians and wheelchairs. Cycling and multi-use facility planning and design includes […]
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 […]
Expert Witness Testimony
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
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.
Heavy Vehicle Accommodations
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.
On-Site Circulation Studies
Identifying critical issues with emergency and heavy vehicle turning movements, parking, delivery areas and pedestrian walkways or crossing concerns.
Parking Assessment/Parking Utilization Studies
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 has been called upon on numerous occasions to provide a critical review of work that had been previously undertaken by other firms. Whether in the form of documents or studies provided by other firms, the conclusions reached are critically analyzed using comprehensive evaluation criteria and methods addressing issues such as safety, maintenance of professional […]
Strategies for traffic calming include engineering measures with the intention of slowing down or reducing motor-vehicle traffic to improve the living conditions for residents and safety for pedestrians and cyclists.
Traffic Forecasting, Modeling & Simulation
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 Impact Assessments/Overviews
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.