What is a Transport Assessment?

A Transport Assessment is a comprehensive report that sets out transport issues relating to a proposed development. It identifies what measures will be taken to deal with the anticipated transport impacts of the scheme and to improve accessibility and safety for all modes of travel, particularly for alternatives to the car such as walking, cycling and public transport.

Typically a Transport Assessment will include the following:

  • Estimates of the number of people expected to use the development site by various modes of transport
  • How these movements will be spread across the road network
  • How the junctions will cope with increasing movements. For smaller developments a simplified report known as a Transport Statement can be produced 
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