A photograph of a cyclist in a cycle lane demonstrating site accessibility audits

Site Accessibility Audits

TPS offers a comprehensive suite of assessments, which includes Site Accessibility Audits. These audits play a pivotal role in analysing the quality and availability of sustainable transport options at a specific site. They go beyond mere evaluation by also providing integrated, cost-effective solutions that enhance connectivity, bolstering the accessibility and appeal of the location.

While Site Accessibility Audits are typically incorporated into broader Transport Assessments, Transport Statements, or Travel Plans, they serve as a critical tool for developers looking to assess the feasibility of land parcels before acquisition. This proactive approach empowers developers with valuable insights into the potential of their projects, enabling well-informed decisions early in the planning process.

At TPS, we boast considerable experience in delivering sustainable transport schemes, underpinned by a solid grasp of both national and local transport policies and design guidelines. We offer a range of solutions tailored to meet the specific needs of your project, including:

Site-Based and Desktop Non-Motorised User Audits: Our team conduct comprehensive audits to evaluate the site’s suitability for non-motorised transport, pinpointing opportunities for improvement. This includes using the planning application assessment toolkit from Active Travel England which helps to gather evidence and assesses the active travel merits of walking, wheeling, and cycling of a development proposal.

Clear Mapping Displaying Walking and Cycling Infrastructure: We produce easy-to-read maps that highlight existing walking and cycling infrastructure, aiding in the visualisation of potential improvements.

Public Transport Audits: We assess public transport options available at the site and advise on cost-effective strategies to enhance public transport connectivity.

Design of Walking and Cycling Infrastructure: The team can design the construction of new walking and cycling infrastructure to optimise accessibility and safety.

Preparation of Active Travel Strategies: As part of a Travel Plan, we create Active Travel Strategies aimed at promoting and encouraging walking and cycling as sustainable modes of transportation.

If you would like to discuss your project in more detail, please get in touch with our Development Planning team who would be more than happy to help and provide advice.