How can transport infrastructure respond to changing needs and everchanging technological advancements?
Advanced planning tools are considered essential for identifying current travel demand and needs and facing the everchanging challenges that put our transport infrastructure, one of the key economic drivers, at risk. Our response to these technical challenges is approached through a multi layered approach that digs deep into the intrinsic characteristics of the place of study, its historic development, its hidden potentials and its current trends, with the aim to develop a fully comprehensive and multifaceted study underpinned with scientific evidence.
Advanced modelling tools are integral to the process and are robust and flexible platforms capable of simulating variable future scenarios. As regards challenges, they are posed by changing climatic conditions and fluctuating economies that continue to threaten the feasibility of our infrastructure investments. This challenge is also counter balanced with a continuous advancement of technology, whether it is the transport mode or the seamless connectivity and intelligent interface between infrastructure and vehicles. This requires a progressive approach that partially hinges on the speed of development of technology and our world’s capability to cope with these technologies at a culturally acceptable and economically feasible pace.
We plan transport infrastructure according to a multi-layered approach that looks deeply into the intrinsic characteristics of the place of study, its historic development, its hidden potentials, its current trends and future needs.
Does sound transport infrastructure planning contribute to safer transport conditions and more resilient infrastructure?
Transport infrastructure planning is the very first step towards achieving better transport conditions and ensuring robustness and resilient infrastructure. Planning transport infrastructure shifted from being concentrated on road and rail to being a fully integrated and multimodal system that places high-and-low-speed, high-and-low-capacity, active and motorized transport, etc. into a single framework for achieving safer and more resilient infrastructure. As cities change and reclaim their strictly urban identities, transport infrastructure design is questioned and new paradigms are sought. Cities shift towards making cities not just efficient ecosystems but places where moving, whether it is on foot, by bike, by bus or by car, is safe. We are committed to work alongside this transformation as we firmly believe that planning infrastructure is focused anymore on diligent professional work that ensures designing to standards but involves much more complex planning and design choices, a minute set of overarching principles that an equilibrium among the parts.