Transport planning: an integrated approach for advanced transport networks

Transport planning at SYSTRA Canada

Modelling and Simulation: Forecasting the Future of Travel

At the heart of transport planning lies modelling, a powerful tool that simulates people’s travel behaviour. At SYSTRA Canada, we use advanced transportation models to anticipate future changes, evaluate various scenarios and optimize infrastructure. Our simulations allow us to analyze traffic flows, travel times, and emissions, providing a solid basis for informed decision-making. In addition, SYSTRA has developed its own modelling software to save analysis time and increase flexibility.

Montreal Transportation Model Map
Friction and route definition map

Geomatics: Mapping the Future of Transport Infrastructures

Geomatics is a cornerstone of our methodology, combining geography and IT for precise spatial management and analysis. Our Geographic Information Systems (GIS) facilitate the visualization of transport networks and the mapping of infrastructures, enabling the clear identification of sensitive areas and opportunities for improvement. With its great capacity for innovation, SYSTRA Canada has developed several techniques combining new technologies and GIS to provide new analysis to meet our clients’ needs.

Data Processing: Extracting Knowledge for Better Mobility

Data processing is essential for understanding travel patterns and identifying challenges in the transportation network. We integrate data from traffic sensors, surveys, and geospatial sources to formulate strategic recommendations that improve the efficiency and resilience of the transportation network.

Alignment Study: Designing Optimal Infrastructures

The alignment study is a critical phase that determines the location of transportation infrastructures. We analyze geographical features, environmental constraints, and the needs of the population to define the optimal route. We strive to design infrastructures that meet current and future requirements while minimizing costs and respecting the environment.

Metro of Bogota alignment
REM de l’Est alignment

Station Sizing: Creating Efficient Multimodal Hubs

Station sizing is crucial to creating mobility hubs (or multimodal interchange hub) that efficiently manage passenger flows. We analyze demand, design ergonomic spaces and integrate intermodality to ensure fluid connectivity between different modes of transport. Safety and sustainability are also central to our station design.

Block diagram of a railway station

Pedestrian Flow Studies: Ensuring User Safety and Comfort

Our static and dynamic pedestrian flow studies are essential for understanding and anticipating pedestrian movement within infrastructures. We analyze points of interest, observe behaviors and design pedestrian spaces sized to accommodate future flows and traffic. Dynamic studies enable us to simulate flows in real time, analyze temporal variations and integrate interactions with other modes of transport. Safety and emergency evacuation are key aspects of these studies.

Screenshot of a dynamic simulation
Screenshot of a dynamic simulation
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