Walking and Cycling

Walking and cycling are at the heart of Government transport policy. The Government’s White Paper, ‘Creating Growth, Cutting Carbon: Making Sustainable Local Transport Happen’, published in January 2011, sets out the Government’s vision for a sustainable local transport system that supports the economy and reduces carbon emissions. SMA recognises the importance that active travel can have towards influencing travel patterns and personal health and well-being.

SMA offers a comprehensive transport and civil engineering service for the assessment, analysis and design of walking and cycling routes and facilities. Our technical experts provide a wide range of specialist services to provide best value, integrated solutions.

SMA’s staff have a clear understanding of national/local cycle policies and design guides, cycle safety initiatives, experience of providing effective cycle parking measures, and can provide the following:

  • Surveys and site assessments of walking and cycling routes
  • Investigation and mapping of routes, including public rights of way
  • Cycle audits, cycle reviews and non-motorised user audits
  • Analysis and development of traffic safety, sustainable transport and mixed use schemes
  • Accessibility assessments
  • Civil engineering design service, including the detailed design of cycle lanes, cycleways, footways and crossing facilities
  • Implement cycle promotion techniques as part of the Travel Planning process (including training, financial incentives, cycle events, and repair and maintenance schemes.


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