Impact studies

Our strengths

Over a hundred impact studies to our credit

In a very dense urban environment or in a newly built area located in a rural setting, for a mixed neighborhood, a shopping center or a school, Citec has been mastering the procedure of environmental impact for 20 years.

Privileged contact with the issuing authorities

CITEC endeavours to maintain a close link with the licensing authorities. Regular contacts are established during the study to validate as many elements as possible and facilitate the authorisation.

A proven and refined methodology for over 20 years

The realization of more than one hundred concrete projects has allowed us to refine the prerequisites for sizing, parking mutualization as well as our methods of calculating the generation of traffic.

A pragmatic approach to support measures

Citec is committed to recommend its customers effective, sustainable, reasonable and context-adapted road network developments. The team is present for negotiations with the owner of the land involved in their construction.

Transport planning at the service of the environment

Our impact studies are aimed at any municipality, promoter or architectural firm that is developing a new neighborhood or infrastructure. They bring together all mobility studies carried out to assess the impact of a project on the surrounding road network. It may be an Environmental Impact Notice (NIE) for medium-sized projects or an Environmental Impact Study (EIA) if the project has 500 or more parking spaces. The impact study is required to obtain building permits. Its mobility component has two main objectives: to draw up the future daily load plans needed to assess the environmental impact of the project and to identify any supporting measures to be implemented on the surrounding road network.

Our services

Analyze the initial state

  • Identify network hierarchy, traffic model, public transport service and routes of active modes
  • Establish daily and peak traffic load plans
  • Assess the functioning of the road network and the capabilities of key intersections

Designing the future state without project

  • Identify road projects, urban densification and changes in the public transport network in the project implementation horizon
  • Establish daily traffic load plans and future peak hours without the project
  • Evaluate the functioning of the future road network without the project

Designing the future state with project

  • Sizing the parking connected to the project according to environmental standards and objectives
  • Calculate the daily and peak hour traffic generation of the project
  • Influence the traffic generated by the project on the road network and establish daily traffic loads and peak hours in the future with the project
  • Recommend support measures to ensure optimal functioning of the road network

Planning the construction phase

  • Determine the heavy traffic according to the different phases of the construction site
  • Advise access routes to be preferred
  • Develop daily and peak hour traffic load plans during the construction site and identify any support measures necessary for optimal network operation