Planning new or improved transportation services must be viewed in a comprehensive context—services or individual transportation systems are merely parts of a total system. LSC's approach considers all possible transportation elements and selects those which best provide a solution to the overall goals of the organization.
LSC specializes in transit planning for cities, counties, and resort areas. Using a data-driven approach, we have experience in helping many areas start new transit services or achieve improvements in existing services. Our capabilities include service planning (for fixed route, route deviation and demand responsive systems), capital planning (for fleets, passenger amenities and operations centers), management assistance, and financial planning.
Traffic and Environmental Impact Analysis
LSC has conducted thousands of traffic and traffic-related impact analyses related to proposed residential, commercial, and industrial development projects. These studies rely on the state of the traffic engineering practice, as well as the unique characteristics and requirements of each study setting. We provide analysis of all aspects of a proposed development's potential traffic generation, distribution, and impact characteristics, and the identification of warranted mitigation measures.
Traffic Engineering: Operations and Design
Our traffic engineering services emphasize the development of plans that integrate circulation, access, pedestrian, and parking facilities in order to optimize capacity and safety. Our experience encompasses all aspects of traffic engineering, including operations, design, and safety. The firm has extensive experience in the assessment and design of modern roundabouts.
The planning and preliminary design of facilities for non-motorized forms of transportation is an important element of balanced multimodal transportation plans. LSC has developed plans for bicycle and pedestrian facilities in a variety of urban and rural study areas, for both public and private clients.
Parking control can be a key strategy in achieving economic vitality, traffic congestion, air quality, and revenue generation goals. We can assist public and private agencies in the evaluation of parking demand, space requirements, control mechanisms, and development of layout plans including plans and construction cost estimates.
Roundabout Analysis and Design
The development and increasing popularity of the modern roundabout in North America is one of the most exciting recent innovations in the field of traffic engineering. In addition to the dramatic reduction in traffic accidents that roundabouts provide, their installation can generate substantial reduction in delays and associated air emissions, improve intersection capacity and pedestrian travel, and can be a key element in improving the visual quality of roadway corridors and town centers. LSC staff has the experience and knowledge regarding roundabout design and operations necessary to ensure that each facility operates safely and efficiently.
Transportation Facility Planning and Design
LSC has extensive experience in the design and planning for intermodal centers, transit maintenance facilities, roadway, pedestrian/bicycle, and parking facility design. Our work has included programming, site design, functional design, cost estimating, and environmental analysis for a wide range of public and private clients.
Mountain Resort Transportation Planning
LSC has developed extensive experience in transportation planning for mountain resort communities throughout the American West, including Aspen, Vail, Squaw Valley, Sun Valley, Mammoth Lakes, Telluride, Park City, Jackson, Steamboat Springs, Big Sky and Breckenridge. Working for municipalities, resort developers, and transit agencies, we have successfully developed plans and designs for roadways, parking systems, transit systems, and pedestrian/bicycle facilities that effectively address the unique mobility needs and sensitive environment of mountain resort communities.
Transportation Data Collection and Analysis
LSC data collection capabilities include machine traffic volume counts, turning movement counts, parking lot studies, vehicle classification counts, and speed and delay studies. In addition, LSC survey crews have successfully conducted many data collection efforts regarding trail user surveys, parking accumulation and turnover surveys, as well as boarding/alighting, on-time performance, and passenger surveys for transit systems.