Active transportation is green, healthy, and creates economic development. TranSystems has national experience in active transportation through the planning and design of bikeways and trails as with all modes of transportation. Whether the trail is a part of a “complete-streets” urban modification, a scenic greenway trail, or whether the plan is for one segment, one city, one county, or an entire state, TranSystems has experience in applying national best practices for bikeways and trails. Our award winning master plans and trails implementation are a testament to our abilities to provide these services. We have also been very successful at assisting our clients in obtaining local, state, and federal funds for these types of projects.
For planning, in-depth stakeholder inclusion and a robust public engagement are the pillars of a successful plan. At TranSystems, our planners look beyond just the initial stakeholders and identify implementation and maintenance stakeholders so that the plan has the greatest potential for success. Drawing on our design expertise, we are able to more closely estimate construction costs and maintenance costs to the budgeting of the plan.
For design, keeping a keen eye on the details is what allows our projects to be successful. Many bikeways go through the tightest, most congested urban streets, and only a firm with the knowledge of traffic flow and bikeway facility design will create a safe and functional finished product. Most trails go through rivers, streams and rough terrain not suitable for roads or standard developments, and only a firm with a pedigree of built projects can traverse potential pitfalls, and still meet AASHTO and ADA guidelines.
With our national staff of experts in all phases of transportation, we can provide full, turn-key service on bikeway and trail projects, including services in bikeway facility selection, design (shared use paths, bike lanes, paths, boulevards, shoulders, shared lanes), bridges, tunnels, intersection treatments, alternate design evaluation, drainage design, environmental, landscape design, signage, permitting, streetscape, sustainability, safety analyses, and utilities coordination.