Areas of Expertise

TTRSA provides technical advice and support for a wide range of transport planning of services throughout Ireland and internationally. This page provides an overview of our services, with more detail being provided if you follow the links. If you would like further information, contact us by e-mail to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , or call us on +353(0)15143748.

Development Planning
  • Site design, including: access and internal junctions; internal route alignment; pedestrian facilities; car parking provision and design; servicing arrangements; access for buses and coaches; access and route swept path tracking for standard design, abnormal load and specialist vehicles
  • Liaising with the relevant planning and highways authorities on the traffic and transport elements of a proposed development at the pre-planning stage
  • Scoping and preparing Traffic and Transport Assessments and transport elements of Environmental Statements as part of a planning application
  • Ensuring that developments meet local and national policy standards and road safety requirements
  • Advice on sustainable transport measures
  • Undertaking Road Safety Audits (RSA)
  • Preparing Travel Plans and Mobility Management Plans
  • Providing technical advise to support for, or following, appeals to planning decisions.

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Road Safety
  • Providing road safety advice at the assessment stage or design stage of a proposed scheme
  • Undertaking Road Safety Audits - Feasibility Stage, Stage 1, Stage 2 and Stage 3, for highway schemes and planning applications including technical advice at appeal stage
  • Providing an independent check or review of proposed highway design or remedial measures including road signing
  • Providing road safety advice or support for planning applications, urban design and regeneration schemes;
  • Undertaking road safety studies including statistical and spatial collision analysis, economic analysis, and the development of options for improving safety
  • Providing assistance in the preparation of road safety strategies or plans

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Traffic Data Collection
  • Car Parking Surveys
  • Journey Time Surveys
  • Pedestrian Surveys
  • Traffic Turning Counts (MCC)
  • Traffic Volume Counts (ATC)
  • Vehicle Speeds Surveys

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Traffic Management
  • Designing traffic management and speed reduction schemes
  • Producing signing and routeing strategies
  • Reducing signing clutter through the removal of obsolete and unnecessary signing and the reduction of the size of signing through optimised sign design
  • Designing and specifying variable message signing
  • Advising on the use of passive technology and vehicle actuated signing
  • Assessing and designing priority, signal controlled and roundabout junctions
  • Designing traffic elements of public realm, regeneration and urban design schemes
  • Modifying existing junctions to increase marginal capacity in constrained locations
  • Temporary traffic management plans

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Parking
  • Undertaking parking surveys
  • Developing a parking strategy for urban areas
  • Reviewing parking bylaws, including to maximise capacity and reduce displacement into adjacent areas
  • Advising on the introduction of workplace parking policies and mobility management plans
  • Designing and optimising layouts of surface and multi-storey car parks
  • Improving directional signing to, and within car parks
  • Financial analysis and business planning for car parking
  • Reviewing and optimising existing parking management services
  • Advising on tendering and contracting out of parking management services

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Cycling
  • Development of policies, strategies and plans for increasing cycle use at the local level
  • Identification and development of cycle route networks
  • Auditing existing infrastructure, design and implementation of remedial measures
  • Assessment, design and implementation of 30kph schemes
  • Advice and specification of cycle parking
  • Advice on education, training and marketing

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Walking
  • Assessing existing pedestrian routes and facilities
  • Assessing the potential for creating new pedestrian routes or facilities
  • Designing pedestrian routes and facilities
  • Designing safe controlled and uncontrolled pedestrian facilities
  • Designing leisure walking routes and health walk routes
  • Developing pedestrian action plans and movement strategies

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Accessibility Auditing
  • Access audits and improvement plans to comply disability discrimination legislation including the Disability Act 2005.
  • Value added services such as the provision of outputs from audits as spatial (GIS) databases.

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Mobility Management
  • Smarter travel and travel behaviour surveys, and sustainable transport research
  • School Travel Plans (STP) Workplace Travel Plans (WTP), Mobility Management Plans (MMP)
  • Community, recreation, social and public open space infrastructure audits

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Public Transport
  • Analysing the optimal location of stops and interchanges
  • Ensuring that stops and interchanges are accessible to all users
  • Designing bus stops and interchanges
  • All aspects of bus route priority and green route design and implementation
  • Evaluating the potential for Park and Ride operation, site and route design
  • Advising on rural transport operations
  • Integration of walking, cycling and passenger transport

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Policy and Strategy
  • Sustainable Transport Strategies
  • Local Transport Plans
  • Traffic and transportation sections of Local Development Plans and Local Area Plans
  • Integrated Framework Plans for Land Use and Transportation (IFPLUTS)

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Consultation and Community Involvement
  • development of cost effective consultation strategies and programmes;
  • preparation of consultation materials;
  • survey design and coordination;
  • web-based consultation and surveys;
  • organisation, management and delivery of consultation events including focus groups, workshops and public meetings;
  • statistical, spatial (GIS based) and qualitative interpretation of consultation outputs; and,
  • reporting.

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Social Research
  • research and analysis for public sector organisations
  • quantitative, qualitative and spatial analysis
  • customised reporting.
  • telephone interviewing (CATI)
  • hands-on and interactive techniques
  • in-depth qualitative interviews
  • intercept surveys
  • on-board surveys
  • postal surveys
  • web-based surveys
  • workshops

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