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Transport modelling and data analysis specialist Dave Williams joins SDG

16 May 2017

Steer Davies Gleave is pleased to announce the appointment of Dave Williams, who joins the firm as an Associate based in their London office. 

The disruptive nature of autonomous vehicles on traffic forecasting

08 December 2016

Delivering a reasonably accurate forecast is an important component to estimating the feasibility of a particular project or the viability of a comprehensive transport plan. In most cities, the benefits of the project or plan will depend upon an estimate of travel times on alternative modes, routes and modal shares. 

We have been doing this for many years (with variable accuracy) under a broad assumption of “business as usual”; that is travel trends, capacities and mode preferences (defined by the parameters in our models) will be retained into the future.

SDG Associate speaks at UCL seminar about taking a wider systems approach to forecasting

28 September 2015

On 24 September, University College London (UCL), in partnership with the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation (CIHT) and the Independent Transport Commission, held a one-day seminar, Planning transport for future city regions: do we have the tools we need?, to discuss the recent trends in travel demand across Britain and how plans for a devolved government change the requirements for forecasting and appraisal methods.

SDG Associate shares his insight on the future of modelling for Local Transport Today

25 June 2015

Steer Davies Gleave’s Serbjeet Kohli contributed to a series of insight pieces for Local Transport Today, exploring the changes to transport modelling over the past 10 years and how we should expect it to change in the future, focusing on forecasting car use, unpredictable trends and  the need for transport modellers to change their psychological and behavioural approach.

Steer Davies Gleave’s Urban Dynamic Model helps secure £1bn funding package

28 July 2014

Leeds City region has just been awarded one of the biggest City Deal settlements in the country, totalling £1 billion over 20 years. A significant part of this is for the City Region’s Transport Fund, amounting to £180 million over the six years from 2015 to 2021, followed by £420 million for 2021-2034, a total of £600 million.

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