Urbantrans

Our Projects

  • NEWCASTLE EAST END
    MASTER PLAN TRANSPORT STRATEGY

    Client: THE GPT GROUP

    Location: NEWCASTLE, NEW SOUTH WALES

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    To support the vision of this major residential and retail-led, mixed-use master plan in Newcastle’s East End required a transport strategy that optimised efficient transport access. The project created a strategy with tailored approaches for each key traveller market using the site - shoppers, employees, residents and students. UrbanTrans forecast overall parking demand for the site, utilising a shared-use parking model and factoring in trip reduction from travel demand management strategies. The strategy focused on small-scale infrastructure and interventions to shift people’s travel behaviour towards active travel: site design and city centre interface; transport centre and information programs; strategies for retail employees; strategies for office tenants and employees; and strategies for residents.

  • DOCKLANDS TRANSPORT STRATEGY

    Client: PLACES VICTORIA

    Location: Melbourne, Victoria

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    Docklands is at a halfway point; over the next decade it will double its population and employment. Major growth will also happen in surrounding areas over the next 10-20 years. Together, this growth will increase pressure on existing access and mobility. UrbanTrans has developed a transport strategy that will enable a significant shift in travel behaviour to respond to future demand with a mix of ready-to-implement short term actions and long term visionary changes to maximise the liveability and sustainability of the precinct.

  • GOLD COAST 2018 COMMONWEALTH GAMES
    TRAVEL DEMAND MANAGEMENT PROGRAM

    Client: GOLD COAST CITY COUNCIL

    Location: GOLD COAST, QUEENSLAND

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    UrbanTrans, along with project partner SMEC, developed a Travel Demand Management Program in preparation for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games. The program includes travel behaviour change programs that increase awareness and a willingness to choose public and active transport for getting to and from events; and travel demand management initiatives that contribute to the reduction in background traffic demands and free up road space during the Games. It is a comprehensive program that presents recommendations based on geographic regions and the potential for TDM in these areas, plus a scaled program of before, during and post-games implementation

  • WALKING AND CYCLING STRATEGY

    Client: CITY OF MOONEE VALLEY

    Location: MELBOURNE, VICTORIA

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    City of Moonee Valley is a suburban council with high dependency on car travel that is keen to shift more trips to walking and cycling. UrbanTrans worked with the council to develop a locally-relevant strategy. Improving the local road infrastructure with progressive traffic engineering design is just one piece of the puzzle to increase travel by walking and cycling. The strategy also addresses road safety, end of trip facilities and demand management requirements to support changes in travel behaviour.

  • GUIDE TO DEVELOPING
    A WALKING STRATEGY

    Client: VICTORIA WALKS

    Location: MELBOURNE, VICTORIA

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    As a crucial mode of transport, walking is finally receiving deserved recognition in transport policies and plans. But organisations don’t always have the skills to develop an effective strategy to support walking for transport. UrbanTrans created a guide for local government on how to develop and implement effective walking strategies. It included guidance on assessing the approach and scale of the project, data gathering including walking audits, stakeholder engagement, a description of walkability solutions and ways to build council and stakeholder support for developing and implementing the strategy.

  • City of Maribyrnong
    Integrated Transport Strategy

    Client: City of Maribyrnong

    Location: Melbourne, Victoria

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    Maribyrnong is at the gateway to Melbourne’s central city and port. It is also the corridor to Melbourne's western growth areas. This brings major demands for freight and cross-city movement, which compete with the community’s local access needs in a diverse and rapidly growing municipality. UrbanTrans has developed a ten-year transport plan for council that responds to these challenges by taking an integrated approach to managing access for all modes and giving priority to sustainable transport options.

  • Victoria Harbour
    Multi Modal Access Study

    Client: Lend Lease Development

    Location: Melbourne, Victoria

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    In 2009, Victoria Harbour was expecting an 85% increase in employees in less than one year. The project began with a forecast of travel demand against a quantification of transport capacity across all travel modes. UrbanTrans forecast parking demand over time, conducted cycling access capacity estimates, and detailed the impacts of different transport demand management scenarios. The results were used to detail the implications of various mode split scenarios and highlight key issues for consideration by key stakeholders.

  • Werribee Employment Precinct
    Sustainable Transport Strategy

    Client: VicUrban

    Location: Melbourne, Victoria

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    UrbanTrans developed guiding principles for integrated land use, urban design, and transport planning strategies as part of the strategic development plan for the proposed 925 hectare Werribee Employment Precinct in Melbourne’s West. The project involved development of a set of ‘activity centre typologies’ for suburban employment precincts, based on case studies in Australia and internationally.

  • Hunter Central Intergrated
    Access & Parking Strategy

    Client: The GPT Group

    Location: Newcastle, New South Wales

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    Development of this major retail-led, mixed-use project in the Newcastle CBD required close attention to efficient transport access and parking management. The project resulted in an integrated access strategy, with tailored approaches for each key traveller market using the site - shoppers, employees, residents, and students. UrbanTrans forecast overall parking demand for the site, utilising a shared-use parking model and factoring in trip reduction from travel demand management strategies.

  • Officer Development
    Sustainable Transport Strategy

    Client: VicUrban

    Location: Officer, Victoria

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    How do you achieve aggressive sustainable transport outcomes at a 380 hectare transit oriented development site 50km from the Melbourne CBD? UrbanTrans developed an innovative travel demand centred approach focusing first on land use and urban design characteristics. The project included comparative modelling of travel and CO2 reductions under base case and various development scenarios.

  • Airport Cycling & Walking Strategy

    Client: Melbourne Airport

    Location: Melbourne, Victoria

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    Airports present unique opportunities for enhancing transport efficiency, including managing the demand for staff travel and exploring economies of scale through business partnerships. This project involved drafting the cycling and walking components of the Airport's 2009 Ground Transport Plan, and included extensive field analysis (on foot and by bike), an employer survey, consultation with stakeholders, and formulation of recommended actions.