Castleglenn offers expertise in traffic and transportation study demands unique to the public sector.
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 […]
An Environmental Overview is an assessment tool that provides basic information on existing environmental conditions and an assessment of how the environment might be altered as a result of proposed infrastructure. Castleglenn evaluates numerous environmental factors as part of each of its Functional Planning Studies, including impacts to: wildlife, fisheries, vegetation, landforms, groundwater and wetlands.
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.
Castleglenn will objectively and rationally uncover strengths and weaknesses of existing or proposed ventures by undertaking extensive evaluation and research.
Functional Planning and Design
Functional planning studies identify short term priority improvements and confirm long range functions, requirements, classifications and design standards of proposed transportation infrastructure, property, environmental, geotechnical, drainage and design requirements necessary to meet the ultimate term forecasts.
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.
These studies involve surveys which address the origin and destination of both people and goods. Insight into the travel mode used, the vehicle fleet composition, routes taken, emissions generated and goods transported serve to refine transportation forecasting and traffic operational measures.
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 […]
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.
Road Safety Audit
Road safety audits are used to evaluate the safety performance of existing or planned infrastructure and identify potential road safety issues or opportunities for improvement by way of an independent multi-disciplinary team.
Route Selection Studies
Route selection studies are often used to identify the optimum route for roadway realignments or new transportation infrastructure. For existing roadways, the goal of the route selection study is to examine traffic operational impacts associated with the proposed development/closure and to determine the extent of roadway modifications necessary to assure smooth, efficient and effective traffic […]
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 Control Plans
Strategies for TCPs involve directing vehicular and pedestrian traffic around a construction zone, accident or other road disruption to ensure the safety of emergency response teams, construction workers and the general public. Woodroffe Avenue Reconstruction
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.
Transportation Network Assessment
These assessments are done to determine the level of sustainable development that can be accommodated in a particular area, the most appropriate long-term use of the land and determining a planning and development strategy.
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.
Transportation Research and Development
Transportation research addresses variables that include: population, land use, economic activity, transportation facilities and services, travel patterns and volumes, laws and ordinances, regional financial resources, community values and expectations. Castleglenn prides itself on undertaking comprehensive transportation research and providing its clients with concise information and recommendations.