Comprehensive Transportation Plans
Just as a well-planned street must accommodate various modes of travel, a well-planned system has to consider local and regional travel needs, development trends, environmental concerns, and funding sources – all filtered through the diverse interests of your community. A comprehensive transportation plan helps provide a clear understanding of the transportation and mobility goals and priorities of your community…and a blueprint for accomplishing them. Let us help you create or update your Transportation Plan.
Corridor plans help a community integrate needed transportation improvements with community expectations for such things as pedestrian and bicycle access, views, open space, business circulation and access and landscaping. Our team members are encouraged to collaborate and explore ideas for inspired solutions that not only meet the needs in your long-range plan, but also meet the realities dictated by budget and timeline constraints, adjacent property needs and the demands of increasing traffic volumes.
Highway & Interchange Studies
Our highest volume transportation facilities are highways and interchanges. The amount and variety of use—local commute trips, regional and interstate travel, freight movement—strain many of these facilities. And growth in many areas has maxed out their capacity. We’ve led a number of Interchange Justification Report (IJR) efforts to identify improvement strategies for area interchanges. Our staff has the finesse to build consensus between varied stakeholders from local agencies to WSDOT to development interests.
Parking & Circulation Studies
Most people don’t notice well-designed parking lots. However, every driver at some point has been frustrated by one that is poorly designed. This makes internal parking and driveway configuration a vital aspect of development site design. Our designs not only satisfy local development codes, but a well-designed site provides optimum access for customers or users of the development along with coordination with the local street system.
Public Outreach & Facilitation
Public outreach should inspire engagement and provide meaningful two-way communication. We collaborate with clients to identify key stakeholders and the best methods for communicating with them. Project strategy development, coordination of stakeholder meetings, internet applications and advisory groups, and public open houses are all tools we use for issue identification, guidance and consensus building.
SEPA and NEPA analysis has a transportation component – often the single biggest item in terms of mitigation. Our team can streamline your approval process by ensuring the transportation analysis will satisfy the requirements of the reviewing agencies.
Travel Demand Modeling
We’re proud to say we have some of the best traffic modelers in the industry. They’re critical thinkers…a bit geeky…and really good at what they do. They’re expert at utilizing travel demand models to anticipate and evaluate region-wide traffic distribution shifts, whether from population growth, new industry or changing land uses and modifications/additions to a road network.
Trail Feasibility & Alignment
Trail design is an art, and it begins at the planning stage as connections, alignment and desired aesthetic qualities are identified. Our team brings together engineering design, GIS analysis, landscape architecture and urban planning to create a design that is creative and constructable.
SCJ has a proven track record of preparing applications and securing funding for critical infrastructure, planning and public safety projects. We can help you identify potential funding sources to leverage limited resources, as well as support development of your application. From coordinating and preparing the entire application, to just creating materials such as graphics, timelines or budgets to strengthen your application, SCJ finds great value in helping communities gain funding to take a project to reality.