Transportation Services

Our Transportation Division offers a broad range of specialist transportation planning and engineering services to both the private and public sector as well as institutional clients. We view transportation planning, design and traffic engineering as disciplines that improve the design of our communities while enhancing quality of life.

We have established a strong reputation for providing innovative, community driven, and visionary transportation solutions to communities throughout Western Canada. As an interdisciplinary team of transportation engineers, transportation planners, technologists, and designers, we offer an integrated approach to each challenge we face, and each solution we come up with for our clients. We take pride in delivering solutions that integrate emerging technologies with innovative thinking and proven best practices. We understand each community is unique and deserves the best transportation solutions for them.

Our Transportation Division offers a range of practice areas, as follows:

Traffic Engineering

Transportation Impact Assessments

Our team provides transportation impact assessments for all development types (residential, commercial, institutional, and industrial) that satisfy provincial and municipal requirements.

Transportation Modelling and Forecasting

Our team utilizes the latest modelling software including VISUM, VISSIM, Synchro, and SIDRA to assess all transportation modes at the micro and macro-levels. Our network analyses simulate transportation patterns that allow our clients to understand current and future traffic challenges.

Traffic Signals

We offer services to identify traffic signal requirements for existing and new signals including new turn phases, split phasing, and coordination. We prepare signal timing sheets for multiple controller types and models.

Road Safety

Our road safety expertise includes multi-modal road safety audits and in-service reviews, bicycle facility safety reviews, school site traffic safety, large truck safety and accommodation reviews, collision data and network analysis, and safety research studies.

Transportation Data Collection

We have in-house equipment to undertake automatic counts to identify speeds, volumes, and classification data. We have the ability to undertake manual intersection counts, occupancy counts, parking data counts, transit ridership counts, and more!

Railway Crossings

We utilize the latest Canadian Railway Crossing Standards to assess and design railway crossings for pedestrians, bicycles, and vehicles.

Traffic Management Plans for Work Zones

We have developed over 300 traffic management plans and traffic control drawings to create safe work zones for construction to accommodate pedestrians, cyclists, vehicles, and truck traffic.

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Planning

Transportation Master Planning

Our transportation master plans go beyond identifying transportation facilities and services that require attention. We include detailed policies, strategies, and actions that guide our clients on how to prioritize projects that align with the community’s vision and planning goals.

Transportation Demand Management

We continue to work with public and private sector clients to minimize single-occupant vehicle travel by recommending policies and programs that advance alternative transportation including carsharing, pedestrian and cycling facilities, and incentives to use transit.

Streetscape Planning & Design

We offer streetscape planning services that focus on enhancing the design and quality of the public right-of-way. Our conceptual designs include emphasis on coherence, accessibility, pedestrian amenities, tree canopy, and multi-modal infrastructure.

Policy & Regulatory Development

We have extensive experience developing and writing transportation policies – from specific parking management policies to multi-modal transportation – that reflect community values and priorities. We also review our clients’ parking regulations – advising on how to improve their clarity and readability along with ensuring they are aligned with best practices.

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Parking Services

Parking Management

Our parking management expertise ranges from downtown parking management plans for small and large communities to site-specific parking demand projections for development parking variance reviews.

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“Watt Consulting Group is one of the finest Transportation planning groups I have had the pleasure of working with. They are unmatched for consistent, knowledgeable and professional service in the Calgary region!”

David Jeffries, Partner
Zeidler Partnership

Active Transportation

Active / Multi-Modal Transportation

We advise municipalities on how best to facilitate increased use of active travel modes through the provision of infrastructure, policies, and programs. We offer technical expertise in areas such as crosswalk suitability, pedestrian safety audit analysis, buffered bicycle lanes, and two-way cycle tracks.

Cycling Facilities

Our team offers technical expertise in areas such as the design of bicycle corridors including cycle tracks, buffered bike lanes, and bicycle boulevards. We also specialize in traffic control elements for cycling facilities including signs, pavement markings, and bicycle signals. We also have special expertise in conducting bicycle facility safety reviews for all types of cycling infrastructure.

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Transit Services

Transit Planning

We have worked with a number of transit authorities to help them understand the feasibility of providing service, identifying under-served transit markets, and completing technical analysis to evaluate routing options.

Transit Facility Design

We offer transit facility design services, including bus stops, transit exchanges, transit bus lots, and supportive inter-modal infrastructure. Our reviews not only consider geometric requirements but consider the planning and operational elements including traffic flow, safety, pedestrian connections, and cycling connections.

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Design

Corridor and Intersection Design

We offer corridor and intersection design services for roadways of all contexts and classification and specialize in designs that accommodate all users. Our designs include geometric, signage, markings, and signalization elements. We also offer roundabout design services for single and multi-lane roundabouts.

Traffic Calming

We have years of experience with planning, design, and policy development of traffic calming solutions, working with local governments and community groups to address issues of excess speed and volume in neighbourhood settings.

Streetscape Planning & Design

We offer streetscape planning services that focus on enhancing the design and quality of the public right-of-way. Our conceptual designs include emphasis on coherence, accessibility, pedestrian amenities, tree canopy, and multi-modal infrastructure.

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Safety

Road Safety

Our road safety expertise includes multi-modal road safety audits and in-service reviews, bicycle facility safety reviews, school site traffic safety, large truck safety and accommodation reviews, collision data and network analysis, and safety research studies.

Traffic Calming

We have years of experience with planning and design of traffic calming solutions, working with local governments and community groups to address issues of excess speed and volume in neighbourhood settings.

Traffic Management Plans for Work Zones

We have developed over 300 traffic management plans and traffic control drawings to create safe work zones for construction to accommodate pedestrians, cyclists, vehicles, and truck traffic.

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“Watt Consulting Group is one of the finest Transportation planning groups I have had the pleasure of working with. They are unmatched for consistent, knowledgeable and professional service in the Calgary region!”

David Jeffries, Partner
Zeidler Partnership

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Development Services

Transportation Impact Assessments

Our team provides transportation impact assessments for all development types (residential, commercial, institutional, and industrial) that satisfy provincial and municipal requirements.

Area Structure Plans

We provide landowners or developers with transportation planning services in support of area structure plans. These services include: input to the plan “visioning” process; assistance in creating the plan with the development of a transportation model and transportation network analysis; the identification of appropriate roadway classifications; connections with the surrounding network; attendance at public engagement events; preparation of multi-modal transportation impacts assessments; and support at planning commission meetings and council hearings.

Parking Management

Our parking management expertise ranges from downtown parking management plans for small and large communities to site-specific parking demand projections for development parking variance reviews.

Traffic Noise Assessments

Noise studies are often required where a development is proposed adjacent to an arterial roadway. Noise studies include obtaining 10-20 year traffic forecast volumes; preparing detailed site plans; identifying and confirming the noise issues and establishing appropriate locations for receiver and barrier points and assessing the future noise levels for the appropriate horizons. If sound attenuation is required, we will establish the height of the sound attenuation wall based on the jurisdictional requirements.

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