Our transportation consultancy and infrastructure engineering teams plan and design transport networks that support economic growth and connect people, goods and services. We are at the forefront of digital progression – using technology to enhance our delivery and the safety and sustainability of our services across urban and inter-urban transport networks. We deliver local and national projects for a wide-ranging spectrum of public and private clients.
For the future-facing development of transport infrastructure, we understand the need to balance the continuing demand for access by car while supporting and promoting more sustainable and active travel modes.
Working with our colleagues across all sectors – as well as our international mobility specialists – our transportation consultants and engineers deliver schemes through the project lifecycle – from early business case through to construction supervision. At our core is an ethos that supports client and partner collaboration within an inclusive and innovative environment.
Our approach to transportation consultancy
Transportation infrastructure engineering is a socially critical function that most of us use daily. At the same time, transport contributes to environmental and climate impact, air pollution and noise. Within the framework of the EU’s new climate package presented in July 2021, the targets for reducing emissions from road transport will be tightened, while the resilience of railways and the connections between different national systems are expected to be strengthened.
Leading position in Europe
Sweco has a leading position in Europe in track and rail design with over 1,200 experts in the field. Client projects range from national trunk lines to growing cities’ public transport networks, often linked to local or national climate goals.
Our experts use Sweco’s combined expertise in technology and the environment to plan and design pedestrian and cycle paths, highways, bridges, tunnels, ports and rail infrastructure with a well-thought-out priority given to safety, accessibility, sustainability and cost efficiency.
Through digitalisation in the form of information coordination, sensor technology and interactive visualisations, we handle large amounts of multidimensional data, which we then apply to the projects to improve traffic flows, reduce emissions and optimise maintenance.
Transformation and electrification
Sweco contributes to the complex transition to modern infrastructure for mobility, electrified transport, EV charging and traffic planning. Shipping is an infrastructure area that has become increasingly important to transform.
About 80 per cent of world trade is done by water transport and every year more than 400 million ship passengers pass through European ports, which has a significant environmental impact. A rapid transition to alternative fuels, energy storage and shore-side electricity supply is needed to reduce pollution and greenhouse gas emissions. Ports also need to be future-proofed against rising sea levels resulting from global warming.
The development towards more sustainable infrastructure drives the demand for urban environments that increasingly promote quality of life and put social and cultural sustainability in focus. In collaboration with municipalities, business, researchers and other actors, we design societies where large-scale and technical infrastructure lives side by side with the more vulnerable and sensitive parts of human culture – equality, accessibility and sustainability.