LSC provides consulting services in all phases of traffic
engineering and transportation planning.
Traffic Impact Studies
There is a growing need for traffic impact analyses related to proposed
residential, commercial, and industrial development projects. In response, local
planning agencies are becoming increasingly aware of the importance of good
transportation planning and the need for sound analysis of the traffic impacts
of proposed developments. A well-designed internal traffic network is critical
to the success of a project and the development's impact on the transportation
system of the entire community cannot be overlooked. We provide analysis of all
aspects of a proposed development's potential traffic generation, distribution,
and impact characteristics, and the identification of warranted mitigation
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. Proper planning and engineering design as well
as public involvement and communication of the roundabout option requires a
detailed understanding of their operation, design, and implementation. LSC staff
have the experience and knowledge regarding roundabout design and operations
necessary to ensure that each facility operates safely and efficiently.
The proper design, phasing, and timing of a traffic
signal is critical to the efficiency and safety with which pedestrians and
vehicles are able to proceed through the controlled intersection. We offer the
capability for the design of individual intersections and signal systems as well
as construction super-vision and acceptance testing.
Our traffic engineering services emphasize the
development of plans which 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,
Our studies of traffic safety focus on the development
of improvement programs which can be readily implemented. These studies include
traffic accident analysis, identification of safety deficiencies, development of
safe routes to school, design of school circulation/drop-off/pick-up areas and
special needs studies and programs. Often our studies will include
identification of traffic calming measures or recommendations for appropriate
signing and striping.
Parking Planning and Design
Parking control can be a key strategy in achieving
economic vitality, reducing traffic congestion, improving air quality, and
reaching 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. In
addition, we have had considerable experience in all aspects of parking
feasibility studies including analysis of rate structures, operating costs,
financing, and bond requirements.
In order to best serve the goals of a particular
community, large or small, it is generally recognized that planning new or
improved transportation services must be viewed comprehensively. Our approach is
to consider all possible transportation elements and to select those which best
provide a solution to the problem.
LSC has been involved in a wide variety of data
collection since the firm's inception. Our studies have included machine traffic
volume counts, peak-hour turning movement counts, parking lot studies, vehicle
classification counts, and speed and delay studies. The firm uses the latest,
state-of-the-art computer hardware and software in its computer-assisted
analyses of transportation data.
Mountain Resort Transportation Planning
LSC has developed an extensive list of transportation
plans for mountain resort communities throughout the American West, including
Aspen, Vail, Squaw Valley, Mammoth Lakes, Telluride, Park City, Jackson,
Steamboat Springs, and Summit County, Colorado. Working for municipalities,
resort developers, and transit agencies, we have successfully developed plans
and designs for roadways, parking systems, transit systems, and
The planning and preliminary design of facilities for
non-motorized forms of transportation is becoming increasingly important. LSC
has developed plans for bicycle and pedestrian facilities in a variety of urban
and rural study areas, for both public and private clients.
We frequently make technical presentations to citizens
groups and government bodies. We are also fully qualified to serve in the role
of expert witness for our clients.
We are committed to providing quality service and products
using state of
the art analytical tools.