transportation planning

Green’s Transportation Planning expertise is focused on the safe, efficient movement of people and goods. It comprises of the evaluation, assessment, management, and design of transportation facilities and services to develop balanced and sustainable solutions to meet community needs. Transportation planning also relates to a process of defining policies and developing priorities for transportation investment. Our transportation engineers and planners routinely perform traffic studies and planning efforts for public and private clients. Our staff are experienced in applying their extensive knowledge of travel demand, land use, and economic development to assess transportation needs at the planning stage of a project.

Transportation and traffic planning is a wide ranging area of analysis and evaluation. Green’s staff are trained and experienced in applying their knowledge of travel demand, land use, and economic planning to assess transportation needs by region, community, or proposed site-specific projects in order to develop appropriate access plans, parking plans, pedestrian facilities, and street designs to meet the identified needs. It involves applying our tools and knowledge in area-wide and community long-range plans, strategic corridor access management plans and site-specific access plans for private developments.

Complete Streets

A Complete Street is one that considers the movements and needs of all users and modes—regardless of age or ability. Over the past ten years, there has been a notable increase in the emphasis on Complete Streets, building on earlier concepts of traffic calming, safe routes to school, and context-sensitive principles. Creating Complete Streets has been shown to provide numerous benefits, including improved public health and welfare, enhanced economic vitality, increased transportation safety, and at the end of the day, enhanced quality of life.

Green is a leader in advancing Complete Streets principles on roadway projects, business districts, and neighborhoods. Our approach in developing Complete Streets plans is to identify the needs, opportunities, and potential actions with emphasis on identifying critical gaps and less than desirable service in the transportation system – most notably related to pedestrian, bicycle, and transit travel. Safety and ADA compliance is another area of emphasis in the overall process. Using GIS mapping tools, available studies and field reviews, the needs and opportunities are identified.

Projects include improved sidewalks and new walkways, trails and connections to them, improved access to transit facilities, and traffic calming along the routes that provide more friendly and accommodating multi-modal transportation.

Hampton Hotel

Connector Road – Traffic Impact and Access Study
Westborough, MA

Littleton Streets

Littleton Complete Streets Planning and Design
Littleton, MA

Plainridge Park

Traffic Technical Peer Review
Springfield, Everett, and Revere, MA

Peabody Square

Peabody Square Intersection Improvements
Peabody, MA

Minuteman Bikeway

Safety Improvements
Arlington, MA