Transportation Planning

Stantec experts share their knowledge on the trends, innovations, and challenges – autonomous vehicles, active transportation, transit investment – shaping the future of transportation planning.

  • Can smart mobility solutions answer transit’s first/last mile challenge?

    Can smart mobility solutions answer transit’s first/last mile challenge?

    Many municipalities are hoping to avert the ‘hell’ of personal autonomous vehicles for the ‘heaven’ of mobility-as-a-service

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  • Published in Planning Magazine: Curb Control

    Published in Planning Magazine: Curb Control

    Parking is so passé. Swiftly changing mobility options and competing priorities mean planners need to practice active curb management.

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  • How to mine cell phone data to plan transit

    How to mine cell phone data to plan transit

    24 million people visited Lake Tahoe in 2015—and only 1.4% used transit. Planners want 20% and a better way of studying travel patterns is helping.

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  • How do we manage the smart-mobility revolution? It starts with well-crafted policy.

    How do we manage the smart-mobility revolution? It starts with well-crafted policy.

    The positive potential of autonomous vehicles is enormous, but we need to make deliberate decisions to make sure we are realizing that potential

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  • Infrastructure Week 2019: The state of American transit today and tomorrow

    Infrastructure Week 2019: The state of American transit today and tomorrow

    How do we get people moving? It’s about acceptable commute times, longer-term master plans, and high-capacity public transport systems.

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  • Microtransit series (Part 4): Academic research can help advance accessible transit

    Microtransit series (Part 4): Academic research can help advance accessible transit

    How partnerships between public agencies, universities, and the private sector can meet the needs of accessible transit ridership

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  • Webinar Recording: Equity and Mobility in Design

    Webinar Recording: Equity and Mobility in Design

    Watch Ryan Martinson's presentation on the role equity plays in our built environment and discuss approaches we can to take to integrate equity into our transportation systems

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  • Microtransit series (Part 2): Key considerations when integrating on-demand service

    Microtransit series (Part 2): Key considerations when integrating on-demand service

    Before looking at private partners, take a hard look at current operations, fixed-service routes, and stakeholder communication

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  • Microtransit series (Part 1): Technology helps cities meet demand for accessible transit

    Microtransit series (Part 1): Technology helps cities meet demand for accessible transit

    How are new technologies bringing cost-effective changes that will meet transit riders’ needs now—and in the future?

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  • Counting every space: What parking inventories tell us about cities

    Counting every space: What parking inventories tell us about cities

    Our planners and mobility experts offer three unique perspectives on the untapped opportunity in our parking lots, garages, and streets

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  • Webinar: Complete Streets in Canada - featuring Ryan Martinson

    Webinar: Complete Streets in Canada - featuring Ryan Martinson

    Smart Growth America's webinar "Complete Streets in Canada" features our active transportation specialist Ryan Martinson

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  • 3 ways complete streets policies provide social, economic, and physical equity

    3 ways complete streets policies provide social, economic, and physical equity

    Smart Growth America has made a difference in the lives of thousands across the US—and we’re proud to help continue our support

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  • WEBINAR RECORDING: How parking management can increase transportation choices and leverage downtown growth

    WEBINAR RECORDING: How parking management can increase transportation choices and leverage downtown growth

    In this webinar, our team discussed parking best practices and how they can enable downtown growth, enhance public realm improvements, reduce parking costs, and preserve equitable mobility choices.

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  • Resilience in a Transportation System

    Resilience in a Transportation System

    In this Transportation Research Circular article, Ryan Martinson explores what resiliency is – and isn’t – and why a whole-systems approach improves transportation system resilience.

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  • Approach to resilient and sustainable stormwater and extreme event management46:50

    Approach to resilient and sustainable stormwater and extreme event management

    From the North Carolina Department of Transportation, Matt Lauffer explains how resilient and sustainable stormwater practices are applied in North Carolina and how extreme weather events are addresse

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  • Traffic management and preparing a city for the big game

    Traffic management and preparing a city for the big game

    When a major event rolls into town, everything from on-site parking to public transit to security needs to be evaluated

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  • Keeping up to speed with transportation changes: 3 lessons learned at PodCar City

    Keeping up to speed with transportation changes: 3 lessons learned at PodCar City

    Autonomous vehicles are changing the way we look at everything, but it’s important to keep an open mind as we move forward in 2018

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  • WEBINAR RECORDING Digging Deep into Data: How cell phone activity data enhances transportation planning

    WEBINAR RECORDING Digging Deep into Data: How cell phone activity data enhances transportation planning

    Cynthia Albright and Graeme Masterton discuss how they used cell phone data to understand the seasonal activity, develop annual counts, and identify the most popular destinations in Lake Tahoe

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  • WEBINAR RECORDING  Fasten your seatbelt: What the coming mobility revolution means for your downtown

    WEBINAR RECORDING Fasten your seatbelt: What the coming mobility revolution means for your downtown

    Will smart mobility bring dystopia or utopia? Our Urban Places expert panel can’t promise a definitive answer, but we can get you up to speed on this paradigm shift.

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  • Published by the APWA: Transportation Planning and Major Events

    Published by the APWA: Transportation Planning and Major Events

    Hosting events like the Super Bowl means a community must figure out how people are going to get around. This APWA-Minnesota article should help.

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