Transport Planning & Traffic Engineering
SMEC South Africa has undertaken a range of projects, including Transport Modelling; Transport Master Planning; Integrated Public Transport Networks; and Feasibility Studies and Route Planning.
Specialised projects have encompassed both traffic and public transport modelling using a variety of software programmes including EMME, VISUM, SATURN, VISSIM, AIMSUN, SIDRA and TRANSYT.
- Traffic engineering and design services
- Transport planning and economics
- Urban development and planning for pedestrian, bicycle, corridor and town centre projects
- Integrated transport solutions, including public transport studies and travel demand management
- Prefeasibility investigations, feasibility studies, traffic investigations, transport modelling and corridor planning studies.
“Our team of transport planners and traffic engineers have experience in providing innovative solutions in all aspects of traffic planning, including rail expertise in all critical rail planning areas.”
– Victor De Abreu, Functional General Manager, Planning and Traffic Engineering
A Re Yeng BRT System Traffic Modelling
SMEC South Africa provided technical support for EMME and Saturn modelling requirements for the Tshwane Rapid Transit Network (RTN). This includes testing the proposed BRT network in terms of trunk routes; feeder and complementary services; running the model; and preparing the required output for updating the financial and operational plans.
Department of Transport NMT Facilities Guidelines
The project, undertaken with the University of Cape Town, revised the existing Cycling and Pedestrian Facility Guidelines (DoT, 2003). The updated guidelines include universal access design requirements; urban street design elements; cycling design; and rural NMT requirements based on intensive stakeholder discussions.
Rustenburg CBD Integrated Rapid Public Transport
Network Traffic Impact Assessment
A Saturn model was developed to test the impact of the proposed Rustenburg Rapid Transit (RRT) on the Rustenburg CBD intersection capacity. The project tested and reported on pre-determined geometric layouts and recommended adequate geometric upgrades where required, through the introduction of the RRT corridor.