Consultation

Click on any of these links to see more detailed information about the Consultation work we undertake:

Door to Door Surveys

For local schemes door to door surveys can be an effective way to increase the participation of local residents and businesses in the consultation process. Transport Initiatives has extensive experience of this form of consultation in developing Home Zones, traffic calming and mixed priority safety schemes.

Involving Harder to Reach Groups

Reaching all sections of society in consultation and to promote active travel can be difficult, often requiring a sensitive approach, one which Transport Initiatives can provide.

We have worked on projects targeted specifically at women (to promote cycling and physical activity); at families and schools; at cultural and ethnic groups such as the Orthodox Jewish and Muslim populations; and at workforces (to get them to walk and cycle more).

Different techniques are needed for different audiences and as “one size fits nobody”. Tap into our expertise to ensure that you get the information you need to and from your target group.

Leaflet Design

Whether for consultation or publicity we can advise on marketing strategy and the production of publicity materials for sustainable transport projects. Working with our partner “Wragg Art House” (who have designed this website) we can advise on all elements of design and production of leaflets, posters and other publicity materials.

Bedford Green Wheel leaflet

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Planning for Real

Planning sessionTI members have experience of working with stakeholders in a variety of ways to engage and involve them in meaningful ways.

One very cost effective technique is to use large maps and post-it notes to identify opportunities and problem areas for vulnerable road users as seen with the Barnsley Bicycle Users Group on the left. TI has also used this method with, among others, Essex County Council, helping to identify that the main route to a Hospital was in need of attention.

In work with a secondary school in Tyneside we identified obstacles including paths that needed surfacing and lighting solutions such as a sites for new Toucan crossings.

Public Presentations

Public presentationsTransport Initiatives members are all skilled in preparing and leading public presentations as part of consultations. This has included work on projects such as the Bedford Green Wheel and in developing Home Zones, Traffic Calming and other highway schemes.

 

Questionnaires

Designing, distributing and analysing information gathered from questionnaires can be a critical aspect of effective consultation. Transport Initiatives has considerable experience in the use of questionnaires both delivered by mass distribution or for doorstep or other face to face consultation.

Stakeholder Engagement

Transport Initiatives has extensive experience of a wide range of stakeholder engagement. This ranges from identifying and contacting stakeholders to organising and leading consultation meetings and events where stakeholders can have a meaningful input. Examples are the Bedford Green Wheel and ongoing work with Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council in Ireland.

User Surveys

User surveysTransport Initiatives has extensive experience of surveying and interviewing sustainable transport users. Interviewing cyclists requires specific expertise at dealing with safety issues, requiring careful planning of the location of any interview site and a methodology to flag down those cycling past. Examples of where work has involved surveying users includes a Cycle Safety Audit of the Uxbridge Road / Steyne Road junction in Ealing, London.

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