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Active Travel Infrastructure Consultants

Sweco is committed to unlocking and enabling more sustainable travel – specifically ‘walking and wheeling’. Our active travel infrastructure consultants have extensive project experience across the UK, a detailed knowledge of UK design tools and techniques and a deep, unique understanding of Dutch and Scandinavian best practices.

At Sweco, we understand what is required in the planning and delivery of safe, efficient, reliable active and multi-modal sustainable transportation services and we are committed to developing healthy, active and sustainable communities.

The potential of bicycle and pedestrian travel in cities has long been underestimated, resulting in a deterioration of facilities and infrastructure over time. Encouragingly though, we are now seeing a revival of active modes of transportation as more people recognise the associated health, social and environmental benefits.

Working with our clients and key stakeholders we develop and implement schemes that provide better connections between people and their destinations, collaborating with the wider network of Sweco experts in countries that are leading the way in sustainable mobility.

Chris Fallen Active Travel Team Manager

Our Active Travel services

Our specific services include strategy and network development, the use of multi-modal models and data, developing funding bids and business cases, developing designs from concept right through to construction, engaging stakeholders and enabling behavioural change through:

  • Modelling
  • Strategy
  • Optioneering
  • Consultation & Engagement
  • Design
  • Business Cases
  • Monitoring & Evaluation
  • Behaviour Change
  • GIS & Mapping
  • Programme Support
  • Development Transport Planning

From designing new cycle routes in urban and rural areas for local authorities to developing bus priority measures on key corridors, to undertaking travel behaviour-changing campaigns and placemaking alongside our Transport Planning and Landscape Architecture teams, we carry out stand-alone projects or work as part of wider masterplans and strategies.

Sweco is proud to be at the forefront of promoting innovative active travel solutions for our clients in the UK. The creation of new infrastructure for walking, cycling and integrated transport enables our towns, cities and rural communities to improve their quality of life, and our designs help unlock the potential for wellbeing-centred, prosperous and vibrant communities.

Gordon McGregor Chief Sustainability Officer

“Transport in the United Kingdom must undergo significant changes in the coming years if net zero by 2050 is to be achieved. Decarbonising transport will require a shift to cleaner and active modes of transport and the government has set a target of 50% of all journeys in towns and cities to be made by active travel modes by 2030.

There are several benefits to increasing use of active travel modes including health benefits from exercise, better air quality from replacing car journeys with walking or cycling and economic benefits from relieved congestion and improved public health.”

Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation

Together with our clients and the collective knowledge of our engineers, consultants and other specialists, we co-create solutions to address urbanisation, capture the power of digitalisation, and make our societies more sustainable.​ With international multi-disciplinary teams, we can call on the right insight and technical capability at the right time from across Buildings, Infrastructure, Advisory & Planning and Compliance.​