Sweco uses objective data and calculation methods to analyze design- and policy-related scenarios and to justify decisions. Under the motto ‘measuring is knowing’ we use quantitative and qualitative research in order to objectify and interpret design and policy issues. This offers a foothold and insights to mobility planners and infrastructure designers, but also to policy makers and citizens.
Traffic-technical research includes e.g. designing traffic light rules, performing traffic simulations on the micro, meso and macro scales as well as pedestrian simulation, ITS studies and traffic and parking research (including with Mobile Mapping and ANPR). With such targeted studies we try to provide alternatives in the design process.
Under the ‘Less Nuisance’ component belong studies aimed at keeping the nuisance for road users as low as possible when road works are being done. Thereby we also implicitly encourage a modal shift towards public transport and active means of transport. All possible ‘Less Nuisance’ measures – from signalization through detours to temporary structures – are examined on the cost-benefit level and worked out in detail. During the works, the impact is monitored and the measures are adjusted as necessary.
BUUR Part of Sweco is the leading multidisciplinary research, planning and design team within Sweco Belgium. Together we translate the joint ambition ‘Transforming Society Together’ into concrete visions and projects for the spatial transition.