PMCE, in partnership with Clifton Scannell Emerson & Associates, successfully completed a Traffic and Transport Study of the town of Ballinrobe in Co. Mayo. PMCE were tasked with developing options to improve the movement of road users through Ballinrobe. PMCE developed an understanding of the existing traffic movements within Ballinrobe through a number of traffic surveys including:
- Automatic traffic counters;
- Speed surveys;
- Junction turning counts;
- Pedestrian movements;
- Parking occupancy survey;
- Automatic number plate recognition surveys; and
- Visual site inspections.
The results of this data informed the assessment and analysis of Ballinrobe’s existing traffic patterns. This analysis included assessments of:
- Junction capacity at 10No priority junctions, and how signalising some junctions would affect their capacity;
- Traffic distribution within the town;
- Traffic volumes;
- Parking requirements;
- VRU requirements; and
- Public Transport routes.
PMCE developed concept design proposals which recommended measures to improve the movement of all road users within Ballinrobe and presented these to local elected representatives. The proposals were then put on display for non-statutory public consultation at which time the public were invited to provide their feedback and concerns.