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Urban parking, friend or foe?  Parking provision within both urban and suburban settings is a highly emotive and much debated topic – users want to be able to park close to their end destination, and also want to ensure they do not encounter traffic congestion en route.  User preferences vary depending on the trip purpose and duration, for example those making a short-stay shopping trip would expect to park adjacent to their destination even if it means having to pay a premium; whereas all-day commuters are prepared to walk a short distance to their place of work, but are more sensitive to parking charges.

Urban parking policy, including parking capacityPop Dist and management interventions, needs to take into account the economic needs of the area, while ensuring that it does not contribute to traffic congestion on local roads.  But just what is the right mix, and how is it determined?

Following appointment by Malahide Chamber of Commerce in February 2017 to undertake a parking study for Malahide Village, the above considerations were at the forefront of Transport Insights' considerations.  The study comprised of an on- and off-street parking survey, parking user interviews, GIS population analysis (see attached image to the right) and parking demand forecasting, all of which provided an appropriately robust evidence base to identify specific recommendations for the Village.  The parking study report will be used by Malahide Chamber of Commerce in upcoming engagement with Fingal County Council in relation to the future development and management of the Village's car parking stock.

TransportInsightsHiringv3Building upon recent contract wins (with a wide range of clients including asset managers, banks, developers, transport operators, local authorities and national government agencies in Ireland and internationally), Transport Insights intends to recruit at various levels immediately.

Based in our Dublin City Centre office, the successful candidates will support a wide range of transport planning related projects. Working with our highly experienced team, these positions represent an ideal opportunity to gain transport planning experience within a vibrant and rewarding work environment.

A full description of all positions is available here.

Ulster Canal Greenway
Transport Insights is delighted to have supported Waterways Ireland in successfully securing European Union INTERREG VA Programme funding for development of the Ulster Canal Greenway.  The proposed scheme, along the alignment of the Ulster Canal, will link Smithborough in County Monaghan with Middletown in County Armagh, via Monaghan Town.  
 
Transport Insights, with support from with Systra as sub-consultants, developed a Sustainable Transport Case for the scheme.  The Sustainable Transport Case built upon a series of data sources including Irish and Northern Irish Census data, and roadside interview and traffic count data to determine current commuting patterns along the corridor.  Informed by international research sources on the impacts of greenway schemes elsewhere, cross-border commuter demand forecasts were then generated for the scheme, alongside estimates of carbon benefits.
 
The Sustainable Transport Case supported the successful shortlisting of the scheme following a stage 1 application, and also provided key inputs to a Business Case for the scheme as part of the stage 2 application.  Further design, planning and environmental assessment of the scheme is ongoing.

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