ratio’s traffic engineering experts assess the traffic and parking implications of a wide range of projects and seek to develop innovative, cost-effective and practical solutions to benefit our clients and meet wider community aspirations in regards to sustainable transport outcomes.
Local Area Traffic Management
ratio: collaborates with local governments to develop traffic management plans that address traffic, safety and amenity issues for residential areas. We have worked on projects that feature highly sensitive, complex land uses such as schools, childcare centres and kindergartens.
VCAT Expert Evidence
Russell Symons, Russell Fairlie and Brett Young frequently present expert evidence before VCAT and planning panels for a range of traffic projects. They assist members of the legal fraternity, private and public clients to facilitate positive outcomes by applying their specialist knowledge.
ratio: works with private and public clients, as well as architects and civil engineers, to prepare parking precinct plans, develop and/or assess parking layouts for new developments, as well as assist with the planning and design of at-grade and multi-storey car parks.
Traffic System Design
We design and plan traffic facilities for private developers and government including the detailed design of traffic signal systems for urban arterial intersections. Our experience covers both the development of new systems and the design of upgrades to existing traffic system facilities.
Construction Traffic Management Plans
ratio: works with builders, developers, civil and structural engineers to develop construction traffic management solutions for a range of complex projects with competing road user requirements and safety requirements for construction. We apply a balanced approach in our design to ensure the requirements of our clients, road users and authorities are well integrated.
Traffic Impact Assessment
Our team’s knowledge & experience gives us the ability to develop creative, efficient and cost-effective Traffic Impact Reports to accompany planning applications. We work across residential, commercial, industrial, sports and institutional projects for both private developers & local government.
Mechanical Car Parking
ratio: are industry leaders in the application & assessment of mechanical parking systems, including the full range of car stacker systems from dependent to fully automated parking systems, car lifts and car hoists. We consult regularly with the major suppliers and provide detailed queuing analysis.
We plan and assess road safety for a range of private and public sector clients. Our experience includes the Municipal Road Safety Strategies for over 20 Victorian local councils. We also prepare road safety audits for proposed road & intersection works , and worksite traffic management schemes.
Waste Management Plans
ratio: works with architects and developers in the development of waste management plans to accompany their planning application or in response to planning permit conditions. Our expertise in Planning and Traffic Engineering means that we can offer you multiple disciplines of expertise when preparing waste management plans.