Over the past decades, the approach to the planning and management of urban traffic and parking has been to provide more infrastructures to meet the steady growth in demand for car-based transport. This approach has already been proved unbearable, given that it promotes the further use of cars and the deterioration in the quality of life of people and cities.
Urban mobility strategies are currently based on greater restrictions to the use of cars, resulting from the requalification of the public space and the promotion of a greater (and better) fit of cars with other modes of transport, namely public transport or walking and cycling.
In this new approach, traffic engineering and parking management become even more important parts in defining the solutions that best fit the established goals.
TIS has been involved in some of the most representative projects of this paradigm shift at the national level, supporting decision-makers in establishing the guidelines for interventions and defining the best solutions.
To ensure that the proposed solutions achieve the established objectives for each case, TIS uses the most up-to-date and innovative tools in the evaluation of its performance, namely the Visum and Vissim softwares, from the PTV Group, of which TIS is a partner and one of the main users in Portugal.
On the other hand, and in order to meet our clients’ needs, TIS has been strengthening its production capacity in Road Infrastructure Projects, particularly dedicated to the urban design. These are projects with very specific characteristics, as they are inserted in the context of interventions of urban renovation or renewal, where it is necessary to ensure that the architecture project enables an appropriate performance of the road circulation, while ensuring the safety in the circulation of automobiles, public transport, bicycles and pedestrians.
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