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activeplanning provides a comprehensive service by working with some of the best in the business!
This is a selection of partners we've worked or tendered with. Links to further information can be found by clicking the bold text.
Work with Bespoke, a sole trader enterprise that draws on its founder's experience of delivering public engagement for LB Waltham Forest's 'Mini-Holland' programme.
City Infinity, a sole trader enterprise run by a Fellow of the Institute of Highways and Transportation, whose focus is designing infrastructure for walking and cycling.
Commonplace, a map-based community engagement and involvement platform.
CycleHoop, a well established company that designs, builds and operates innovative, centrally-managed cycle parking solutions, including the well-known residential cycle hangar and high capacity cycle storage hubs.
Cycling UK, Living Streets, Wheels for Wellbeing and Sustrans, charities that work for cyclists, pedestrians and disabled cyclists across the country. We can put you in touch with the right people at Sustrans.
EcoResponsive Environments is a new urbanist and architectural practice founded in 2018. Its first major experience was to win the Letchworth Garden City extension competition in the face of stiff competition, including from ActivePlanning!
Hegson's, a planning and engineering consultancy based in Milton Keynes and Cork.
Landsmith Associates, a Bristol-based consultancy that is led by a Fellow of the Landscape Institute. Together with other services, the consultancy delivers green infrastructure strategies and biodiversity plans for clients in London and the South West.
Maps4Planners, a specialist planning GIS consultancy.
Mikhail Riches, an architecture practice that aims to improve the quality of housing and place-making.
MobilityLab, a tech based transport platform that uses exciting new methods to engage with all audiences.
MP Smarter Travel, a small consultancy that focuses mainly on school travel planning, behaviour change, pollution monitoring, cargo-bike logistics, business and public engagement and cycle hire.
Open Accessame, a sole trader enterprise run by an accredited access consultant whose main interests are public realm design and walking (no website).
Phil Jones Associates (PJA) an innovative transport planning and engineering consultancy, and one of a small group of practitioners who have 'led the field' of cycle infrastructure design. PJA also produces scheme visualisations.
PTRC, a transport practitioner's training organisation that delivers integrated knowledge across the profession.
Tartan Jigsaw, a project management company specialising in regeneration, heritage and tourism projects. Includes expertise in community engagement.
Tibbalds, a planning and urban design consultancy based in south London. The company focuses on good design and taking complex proposals smoothly through the planning process.
Transport Initiatives LLP, a group of independent practitioners who work together on detailed, on-site walking and cycling network analysis based on the national Bikeability curriculum.
Urban Movement, a small company with a big influence that pushes boundaries with people-focused streetscape, landscape and urban design.
overview of services
At ActivePlanning we want to support you at every stage of your project.
strategic foundations and project definition.
Developing strategic vision, policy, and design principles for planning and transport, particularly active travel.
Emphasising good connectivity on foot, cycle, and public transport from the earliest stages of site masterplanning and during formal design reviews.
Working with engagement specialists, we involve and mobilise local communities, businesses, and others, gaining the benefits of their local knowledge, gauging support for proposals, and building confidence among project promoters.
assembling and commissioning baseline evidence
We commission or carry out research in support of robust and defensible policies, strategies, and implementation plans. This includes, for example, on-site surveys and assessments, community engagement activities, demand modelling, and GIS sieve mapping.
preparing clear, robust, and accessible narratives
We prepare convincing and easy-to-follow narratives for local plans, transport strategies, infrastructure delivery plans, local cycling and walking infrastructure plans, masterplans, and design-and-access statements.
preparing compelling funding bids
Supported by our strong track record, we can prepare funding bid narratives that help you build support among colleagues and politicians for investment in active travel. We can commission supporting technical inputs including demand modelling, feasibility design, GIS mapping, CGI imagery, and DfT-compliant business cases as required. We can also provide graphic design services.
designing concept cycle infrastructure
With professional engineering support, we can design concept active travel infrastructure layouts to RIBA1 that meet the design standards set out in the Government's standard for cycle infrastructure design set out in LTN1/20. This can be at a network level, with strategic suggestions, or at a detailed level, helping to find ways of resolving particular design challenges. For complex civil engineering designs including carriageway or footway construction, embankments, cuttings, bridges, and signalised crossing design, we refer to specialist partner consultancies.