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Our innovative solutions include all aspects of transportation engineering, parking, sustainable transportation planning, safety, design, and public participation. We work with both public and private sector clients to help achieve highly livable communities.
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Our innovative solutions include all aspects of transportation engineering, parking, sustainable transportation planning, safety, design, and public participation. We work with both public and private sector clients to help achieve highly livable communities.
Lelem Village Master PlanLocation: Vancouver Client: Musqueam Capital Corp., Polygon Development Ltd., Townline Group Project Service(s): Transportation Engineering Project Type(s): Mixed-Use
Bunt & Associates was commissioned by Musqueam Capital Corp. to undertake a Transportation Assessment to support the development of lelem, a 21.44-acre master planned community located within the University Endowment Lands (UEL) fronting University Boulevard to the northwest of the University Golf Club.
Extensive community consultation efforts have been undertaken for the master planning since 2008. Musqueam submitted a formal rezoning application to develop a mixed-use project on this parcel in December 2013, followed by a revised rezoning application in May 2015. The Transportation Assessment report provided a review of the study area’s travel characteristics, planning policy, as well as neighbouring development plans that would influence future travel characteristics in the area. The report also examined the existing transportation system, modal splits, traffic operations in the local network, and parking provisions. Bunt also established the future vehicle projections in the study street network, taking into consideration the background traffic growth in the area and the development vehicle movements.
After the completion of the Transportation Assessment report, we were engaged by Polygon Development Ltd. and Townline Group, to provide design inputs into the development of individual parcels and its commercial village centre.
Springbank Hill Transportation Impact AssessmentLocation: Calgary Client: Truman Homes Project Service(s): Transportation Engineering Project Type(s): Mixed-Use, Residential
Springbank Hill is a new community located in West Calgary adjacent to 17 Avenue SW. To take advantage of the site’s proximity to LRT service and to meet Municipal Development Plan (MDP) goals, a 189-acre portion of the community was identified as a location for intensification.
Bunt & Associates was engaged by three landowners (Truman Homes, Partners Development Group, Round Hill) to complete a Transportation Impact Assessment (TIA) as part of their land use redesignation applications. The three landowners proposed over 2,000 residential units as an addition to the 2,600 residential units and commercial proposed by other area landowners in the area. The TIA identified transportation improvements needed to accommodate area development including new public roadways and intersection upgrades. With a future at-grade LRT track extension, intersection upgrades needed to consider LRT operations.
Development construction began in 2020 with residents starting to move in during 2022.
East Village Zero Parking CondominiumLocation: Calgary Client: Knightsbridge Homes Ltd. Project Service(s): Parking Project Type(s): Residential
Knightsbridge Homes proposed a unique development in the East Village community of Calgary. The N3 project (New Attitude, New Living, New Vision) is the first of its kind in Calgary and was marketed as a ‘car-less condo’ for a new generation of young urbanites.
Bunt & Associates was retained by Knightsbridge to undertake a research/literature review and parking analysis to determine the feasibility and impact of not supplying any parking stalls on-site for both residents and visitors of the proposed N3 Condominium Project.
The study was used by the City of Calgary Transportation Development Services and City Council to render decision on bylaw parking relaxation for the development.
2010 Olympics Strategic Transportation Area PlansLocation: Vancouver, Whistler Client: Vancouver Olympic Organizing Committee (VANOC) Project Service(s): Transportation Engineering, Safety Project Type(s): Others
In February, 2010, Vancouver hosted the Olympic & Paralympic Games. Over 1.6 million spectator tickets were sold to competition events held in 12 different venues, including three venues located in Whistler, two hours north of Vancouver via the Sea to Sky Highway.
Bunt & Associates, in partnership with another consultant, was engaged by the Vancouver Organizing Committee (VANOC) to prepare strategic transportation plans for the Greater Vancouver, Sea to Sky Corridor and Whistler Areas. These plans included:
- the establishment of goals & objectives;
- forecasting of both Background and Olympic Overlay travel demands at key locations;
- the development and evaluation of transportation strategies; and
- the preparation of tactical plans to address the increased travel demands during the Olympic competition period.
We reported to the VANOC Transportation Department staff during the year-long project but we were also responsible for ongoing and extensive consultation with VANOC’s transportation stakeholders, including the City of Vancouver, TransLink, Ministry of Transportation & Highways, BC Transit and the Resort Municipality of Whistler.
Bunt was awarded the Bill Curtis Project of the Year Award in November 2008 by the Greater Vancouver Section of the Institute of Transportation Engineers in recognition of the success of this challenging project.
Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) 2050 Official Campus PlanLocation: Langley, Richmond, Surrey Client: Kwantlen Polytechnic University Project Service(s): Sustainable Transportation Planning, Parking Project Type(s): Institutional – Schools
As part of their KPU2050 Official Campus Planning process, Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) retained Bunt & Associates to support the development of a Transportation Demand Management (TDM) Strategy and advise on future parking forecasts.
To guide the future development of a TDM Strategy for four campuses within the Lower Mainland, Bunt completed a comprehensive research exercise that reviewed the implementation of TDM at other higher education institutions within Metro Vancouver and further afield. In addition to providing detailed descriptions of a spectrum of potential TDM measures, the research document also included estimates for the magnitude of costs associated with each measure and their effectiveness (in percentage terms) in reducing parking demand and trips completed by auto modes.
In the interest of future-proofing the amount of vehicle parking provided as part of the KPU Master Plans, Bunt completed a review of the exiting campus parking supplies, comparisons to other university parking supply ratios, and key factors that are known to affect parking demand. Following this, Bunt provided recommendations for future parking supply rates moving forwards, keeping in mind the developing land-use trends and evolving transportation context of each campus. Another distinguishing feature of Bunt’s participation in the project included the calculation of the Scope 3 Emissions related to ‘Commuting’ (GHG Category 7) for the KPU campuses.
Oak Bay Pedestrian and Sidewalk Master PlanLocation: District of Oak Bay Client: The District of Oak Bay Project Service(s): Sustainable Transportation Planning, Safety, Public Participation Project Type(s): Corridors/ Towns/ City
The District of Oak Bay has retained Bunt & Associates (Bunt) to assist with the development of a Pedestrian & Sidewalk Master Plan (PSMP) for the District. The PSMP is intended to guide improvements and additions to the sidewalk network and identify additional strategies to enhance the pedestrian experience for residents, visitors, and people working in Oak Bay. It provides an opportunity to build an inclusive and connected pedestrian network that strengthens the quality of life for the community.
Bunt completed a sidewalk condition assessment of Oak Bay’s existing Pedestrian Network to update the District’s Sidewalk Priority Index. They also met with a range of stakeholders (District of Oak Bay Staff, Council, BC Transit, Community Association of Oak Bay, schools, and others), and conducted two informative public surveys, and a public open house to understand the key issues and barriers to walking and how to ameliorate them. Bunt then collected additional pedestrian and traffic volume data, and developed a suite of design measures that could be applied to various locations to improve safety, comfort, enjoyment, and navigability around Oak Bay.
The development of the master plan and concept designs is nearly complete. These deliverables will provide valuable information to the District and help them progress towards an improved pedestrian network.
Banff 2012 Transportation Master Plan UpdateLocation: Banff Client: Town of Banff Project Service(s): Transportation Engineering, Sustainable Transportation Planning Project Type(s): Corridors/ Towns/ City
Bunt & Associates updated the Town of Banff’s 1999 Integrated Transportation Master Plan, with a key focus on reviewing the current and emerging issues in the existing transportation system (traffic, parking, transit, and active modes) based on appropriate data collection and analysis methods. Our team:
- developed a forecast traffic model to establish the necessary transportation infrastructure needs associated with potential growth;
- assessed current parking characteristics and undertook a parking supply-demand analysis;
- recommended appropriate parking management strategies; and
- participated in public consultation with both internal and external stakeholders.
Approximately 50 percent of all transportation trips in the town are made by walking and cycling. Therefore, planning for cycling formed an integral part of the wider Transportation Master Plan. Bunt distilled the current cycling patterns and behaviours to establish a plan that enhanced and expanded cycling routes throughout the town, including new bridge crossings. We provided cycle-friendly street design guidance focused on shared use and expanded route options. We also recommended supporting measures such as ‘bicycles at rest’ areas, bicycle mapping, way-finding, and public bike rental programs.
Sechelt Transportation PlanLocation: Sechelt Client: District of Sechelt Project Service(s): Transportation Engineering, Sustainable Transportation Planning Project Type(s): Corridors/ Towns/ City
Bunt & Associates was retained by the District of Sechelt to update the transportation component of the District’s Official Community Plan and develop a revised Road Network Plan. The intent of the project was to identify transportation infrastructure that could direct growth of the community into the future. The project also involved an update the District’s 1999 TMODEL travel demand model to a VISUM model to test the land use scenarios developed as part of the OCP update. Bunt developed and evaluated road network alternatives to alleviate the pressures expected to be placed on the existing network with projected population growth. Comprehensive transportation network plans were developed to accommodate growth to the 20,000 and 30,000 population horizons. The plan development process included:
Reviewing the previous OCP; liaising with the BC Ministry of Transportation & Infrastructure to determine regional and provincial transportation requirements; developing and utilizing the VISUM model to assess demand and capacity on the road system; recommending future roadway functions, laning and alignments; preparing a strategy for road right-of-way acquisition and initial cost estimates for any transportation system upgrades; examining methods for enhancing alternate means of transportation, i.e. walking, cycling, transit, and others; and estimating preliminary costs.
Bunt was also responsible for traffic operations assessments of key intersections and corridors, crash assessments, and development of a supporting active transportation plan.
Brookfield Place Calgary East Tower Transportation Impact AssessmentLocation: Calgary Client: Brookfield Properties Corporation Project Service(s): Transportation Engineering, Parking Project Type(s): Commercial
Bunt & Associates was retained by Dialog on behalf of Brookfield Properties Corporation to prepare a Transportation Impact Assessment (TIA) for the 56-storey Brookfield Place Calgary East Tower located in the heart of downtown Calgary, Alberta. With 1.4 million sq. ft. of office space, the skyscraper became the tallest tower in Calgary upon its completion in 2017.
In support of the land use application submission to the City of Calgary, Bunt conducted traffic analysis, estimated trip generation, studied transit and active modes, loading access, as well as parking and loading demand. Bunt investigated the loading needs for the site and recommended a right-sized parking supply that would reduce vehicular traffic volumes.
The study was approved by the City of Calgary and construction of the development was completed in 2017.
SFU Campus Master PlanLocation: Burnaby Client: Urban Strategies Inc. Project Service(s): Transportation Engineering, Design Project Type(s): Institutional – Schools
Bunt & Associates is part of a multi-disciplinary Master Planning Team that assisted Simon Fraser University in developing a 50-year master plan for the Burnaby Mountain Campus. Bunt’s primary role was to provide transportation planning and design advice to the team during the development of the Master Plan.
Our services included the review and examination of existing travel patterns of all modes to/from the campus; identification of existing constraints and opportunities related to connectivity of different transportation modes; preparation of a conceptual design for a new multi-modal mobility corridor to serve the Campus; provision of technical input related to future road alignment and dimensions along with parking supply and servicing strategies.
Bunt was active in participating in a design charette and various workshops throughout the Master Plan development process to ensure the vision of the Steering Committee was captured in the Master Plan.
Coquitlam City-Wide Parking Review (TDM Framework and Bicycle Parking Design Guidelines)Location: City of Coquitlam Client: City of Coquitlam Project Service(s): Sustainable Transportation Planning, Parking Project Type(s): Corridors/ Towns/ City
Bunt & Associates was engaged by the City of Coquitlam in 2020 to update their existing Transportation Demand Management program to support off-street parking reduction within their Transit Oriented Development (TOD) areas.
As part of the review, Bunt conducted with staff from five (5) neighbouring municipalities within Metro Vancouver, including existing City of Coquitlam staff. These interviews provided additional insight into existing TDM programs, as well as future plans to incorporate TDM programs into Bylaw updates if not already included. Additionally, Bunt conducted research on the effects of various TDM measures on parking demand, as well as developed a toolkit of TDM measures for the City to consider as they update their TDM Policy. As an added work task to the original scope of work, the City also engaged Bunt to prepare their first Bicycle Parking Design Guidelines to provide additional guidance to designers as they incorporate bicycle parking in new buildings.
The Coquitlam Bicycle Parking Design Guidelines has been published in July 2021.
Bainbridge Community PlanLocation: Burnaby Client: Sperling LP / City of Burnaby Project Service(s): Transportation Engineering, Sustainable Transportation Planning Project Type(s): Mixed-Use
Bunt & Associates Engineering Ltd. (Bunt) was retained by Sperling LP to provide transportation planning input regarding future redevelopment of their lands at 6800 Lougheed Highway as well as a review of the overall Bainbridge Urban Village Community Plan area (BCP), to help inform the City of Burnaby’s planning process.
The Bainbridge community area benefits from its proximity to the Sperling–Burnaby Lake SkyTrain Station and the Central Valley Greenway, a 24km multi-use trail that connects Metro Vancouver (Vancouver/New Westminster/Burnaby).
As part of a Community Plan process, Bunt’s involvement on a community-level transportation study helped the City of Burnaby identify future road network changes needed to support the overall land use and density changes in the BCP area. The focus of this work was to review the proposed future road network for the current Community Plan vison and working plan concept. In doing so, future traffic operations were assessed with the long-term build-out of the entire community area, along with the proposed future road network, street connections, and planned density. The study also assessed future active mode transportation networks, walking and accessibility, cycling, public transit, and goods and services movement with the full build-out of the community.
As a result of Bunt’s study, the City was able to plan for new street and active mode connections throughout the Bainbridge Community that will support the increase in density and livability of the neighborhood.
VGH Master Transportation Plans UpdateLocation: Vancouver Client: Vancouver Coastal Health Project Service(s): Transportation Engineering Project Type(s): Corridors/ Towns/ City
As part of the City of Vancouver’s conditions for the approval of the Development Application for the Joseph and Rosalie Segal Family Health Centre located within the Vancouver General Hospital Health Precinct, the City of Vancouver requested updated campus plans be submitted addressing Parking, Loading and Transportation Demand Management Plans. As the original author of these documents which were over 10 years old, Bunt & Associates was retained again by Vancouver Coastal Health Authority (VCHA) in 2016-2017 to prepare an update to these documents, while at the same time Bunt was assisting in the preparation of an overall Master Health Precinct Plan.
As part of this assignment, a thorough understanding of current parking, loading, traffic and TDM initiatives throughout the Health Precinct was required. Bunt conducted a comprehensive data collection program comprising an inventory of existing transportation infrastructure, multi-modal traffic counts at site driveways and on the surrounding roadway system, staff/patient/visitor interviews, and extensive parking occupancy surveys both for on-site lots and on-street on the surrounding road network. This baseline data allowed Bunt to compare current mode splits to historic information and demonstrate the success and progress of the TDM program in meeting its targets; also, if formed the foundation of a calibrated parking demand model of both on-site and off-site parking activity linked to mid-day site populations and gross floor area of Health Care Buildings. Bunt explored future parking demand scenarios using this model, in light of anticipated effects of the new Broadway SkyTrain line as well as increased effectiveness of TDM measures over the long term which allowed Bunt to confirm future parkade requirements at full build out of the site under existing zoning regulations.
Elevation Landing Industrial Transportation Impact AssessmentLocation: Calgary Client: BentallGreenOak Project Service(s): Transportation Engineering Project Type(s): Industrial
Elevation Landing is a 90-acre industrial development located east of the Calgary International Airport. The site was previously planned as a retail shopping centre but was re-positioned into an industrial development due to market conditions. At completion, the development will include 1.7 million square feet of industrial uses and an athletic park.
Bunt & Associates (Bunt) was engaged by BentallGreenOak to complete a Transportation Impact Assessment (TIA) as part of the land use redesignation process. The TIA updated prior analysis completed by Bunt for the previous landowner and development concept. The TIA supported reductions in previously approved roadway classifications/cross-sections. Located adjacent to the Airport Trail tunnel, access management was also a key consideration as functional plans for Airport Trail include accommodation of movements through the development site.
Calgary City Council approved the land use redesignation in 2020.
Strathmore Western Events Centre Transportation Impact AssessmentLocation: Wheatland County Client: Modern Dimensions Design Project Service(s): Transportation Engineering Project Type(s): Recreational & Resort
Bunt & Associates was engaged by the Strathmore & District Agricultural Society to complete a Transportation Impact Assessment (TIA) for a new riding arena and western events centre in Wheatland County east of the Town of Strathmore. The 146 acre development site will contain several uses including equestrian facilities, horse stall rentals, a rough-stock area, and seating for up to 2,000.
The TIA assessed roadway network requirements for typical daily operations as well as event management considerations. The study identified a peak parking demand of up to 800 parking stalls, which is accommodated for in the site plan.
Wheatland County Council approved the application in 2022.
University of Alberta Travel Demand Management StudyLocation: Edmonton Client: University of Alberta Project Service(s): Sustainable Transportation Planning Project Type(s): Institutional – Schools
For many cities and their major institutions, increased traffic activity has intensified roadway congestion and strained parking capacities. Universities and colleges, such as the University of Alberta, recognize the need to evaluate the best use of remaining land for parking expansions in addition to demands for more research space, classroom facilities, and campus green space. Bunt & Associates was retained by the University of Alberta to perform this evaluation.
The main objective of the study was to establish a Travel Demand Management (TDM) implementation strategy and framework for the university. The study, which supports the City of Edmonton’s ongoing TDM efforts, considered activities in the adjacent neighbourhoods of Garneau, Windsor Park, Belgravia, Mckernan, and Parkallen, and nearby land uses, including the University of Alberta Hospital, the Cross Cancer Institute, Canadian Blood Services, and the Jubilee Auditorium.
Bunt reviewed current TDM practices and evaluated practices and strategies as they might apply to the University of Alberta and its surrounding area. Bunt then developed a Transportation Demand Framework for the university which included: objectives, evaluation criteria, opportunities for implementation, barriers for implementation, anticipated impacts of strategies, and recommendations for TDM strategies to be pursued on the basis of a technical review.
1310 Monashee Drive Rezoning TIA and TDMLocation: North Vancouver Client: Darwin Properties Project Service(s): Transportation Engineering Project Type(s): Mixed-Use
Bunt & Associates was engaged by Darwin Properties to complete a Transportation Impact Assessment to support a rezoning application for lands located on Monashee Drive in the District of North Vancouver. The rezoning will allow for the development of a mixed-use project including student and employee rental housing supported by resident amenities and commercial/retail uses.
Bunt’s services included a review of existing and future traffic operations, site access location and design, surface level loading and emergency vehicle operations, underground loading and circulation, parking review, and development of a Transportation Demand Management Plan.
Council gave it first reading in December of 2022 and referred the application to a public hearing. If approved, the development will provide 8,570 SF of commercial space and 315 residential rental units in two 6-storey buildings immediately adjacent to Capilano University.
UBC Transit Exchange Conceptual Design & Gage South Master PlanLocation: Vancouver Client: TransLink and UBC Properties Trust Project Service(s): Design Project Type(s): Institutional – Schools
Bunt & Associates was commissioned by TransLink to provide and test initial conceptual design development and technical design review for the proposed Diesel Bus Exchange and layover facility at the University of British Columbia. Pedestrian count data was collected to establish major pedestrian movement demand patterns and corridors surrounding the Bus Exchange.
Based on the information, an initial exchange layout concept was established to identity bus stops orientation with the goal of minimizing the interaction between pedestrian and bus vehicle movements. A VISSIM micro-simulation model was then developed to simulate forecast operating conditions and visually illustrate the challenges with a proposed mid-block pedestrian crossing of the exchange. Technical design review services were provided to investigate the feasibility of a number of refined concepts produced by UBC’s project consultant.
Subsequent to providing design input to TransLink, Bunt was later retained by UBC Properties Trust to provide design support to the Project Team on the planning for the Gage South Neighbourhood, located between Student Union Boulevard and the General Services and Administration Building west of Wesbrook Mall. A key component of the Master Plan was to confirm the location of the new Aquatic Centre, along with the footprint and location of the new Diesel Bus Exchange. Bunt was involved in providing design support to the project Architect to advance the conceptual design of the new Bus Exchange.
Downtown Edmonton ARP Update Parking StudyLocation: Edmonton Client: City of Edmonton Project Service(s): Parking Project Type(s): Corridors/ Towns/ City
The City of Edmonton initiated a Downtown Area Redevelopment Plan (ARP) update to ensure that downtown continued to be the strategic focus of the city’s cultural, business, and entertainment activity. This plan renewed the City’s commitment to downtown revitalization.
Edmonton is working towards creating sustainable downtown environments with a focus on walkability and transit. To achieve this vision, Bunt & Associates was hired to review existing parking policies and practices which conventionally offer free or low-cost parking and encourage increased single-occupant vehicle travel.
Bunt analyzed the parking characteristics of five downtown zones, including residential, employee, and commerical parking lots, and provided a detailed understanding of current parking space use. This information was used to forecast future parking demands. The study also illustrated that significant capital investment would be required to maintain current supply levels, contrary to the City’s goal of promoting transit and alternative modes as effective access to downtown.
The study provided guidance on Transportation Demand Management (TDM) programs and Parking Management solutions to reduce the need for additional parking stalls within the downtown area.
In addition, modifications were made to the current regulations for the five analyzed zones. The City of Edmonton was provided with the tools needed to assess future downtown development initiatives.
River District (East Fraserlands) Master Transportation PlanLocation: Vancouver Client: Wesgroup Properties Project Service(s): Transportation Engineering, Sustainable Transportation Planning Project Type(s): Mixed-Use
Bunt was retained as part of a multi-disciplinary consultant team to provide transportation consulting services for the planned new neighbourhood in Vancouver, BC. The plan for this new neighbourhood, based on the principles of sustainability and “smart growth”, envisioned a future population of 12,000+ residents and neighbourhood-scale commercial uses. The land use plan was set within a transit-oriented urban form with street and sidewalk/bicycle routes that promoted walking and cycling for local trips and transit for longer distance trips. Bunt’s role in the project involved a detailed traffic impact study but also assistance in the preparation of innovative, pedestrian-oriented street designs with narrow widths and built-in traffic calming measures. We also researched and provided input to the project team on the potential for integration of a car‑share program, the benefits of mix-use zoning as well as shared parking synergies. Recent work includes updating Phase 3 of the Master Plan to potentially double the planned density, along with restructuring the street network to better serve the community. A new Transportation Assessment & Management Study and TDM Plan are currently being developed to support this new rezoning update.
Metrotown Existing Bus Exchange Design StudyLocation: Burnaby Client: TransLink Project Service(s): Design Project Type(s): Others
Bunt & Associates was engaged by TransLink to undertake a conceptual and functional design study for the reconfiguration of the existing Metrotown Bus Exchange. The exchange was intended to be converted to a layover facility once a new on-street exchange is constructed as part of the overall Metrotown SkyTrain Station improvement project.
Design requirements and objectives for the layover facility were developed in collaboration with TransLink staff and included the provision of at least eleven layover spaces and two trolley bus route spaces. These requirements guided the preparation of four conceptual design options which were then evaluated according to a set of criteria approved by TransLink and Coast Mountain Bus staff.
When a preferred design concept was established, Bunt prepared a more detailed Functional Design layout and a supporting technical report. At all stages, the designs were carefully checked for adherence to TransLink’s Infrastructure Design Guidelines, and AutoTURN assessments were undertaken to confirm the physical feasibility of proposed improvements for standard, articulated and trolley bus movements.
The Amazing Brentwood Master Plan Transportation AssessmentLocation: Burnaby Client: Shape Properties Project Service(s): Transportation Engineering Project Type(s): Mixed-Use
Over the past decade, Bunt and Associates has been retained by Shape Properties as the lead transportation consultant to support the transportation planning work for The Amazing Brentwood master-planned community in Burnaby, BC. This new compact mixed-use urban community has a permeable network of routes for pedestrians, cyclists, and vehicles. It will have a critical mass of residential and employment uses to complement the existing and future commercial uses (retail, local services, cafes / restaurants, leisure activities, etc.), while being supported by the Brentwood SkyTrain Station hub.
Bunt completed a comprehensive transportation assessment to support the overall master plan, taking into consideration proposed changes to the street network in the local area. The study area included evaluation of the performance of more than 15 intersections in the surrounding street network. Subsequent work was prepared to support the phasing strategy, recognizing the characteristics of the street system at that time. The report summarized the high-level planning principles while more detailed aspects would be articulated through other avenues as the design evolves, including for bus transit design. The study primarily focused on the master plan’s interface with the local street system and how access and circulation system can be developed to accommodate future demands. It took into consideration planning policy, changing travel dynamics of the local area, pedestrian and bicycle integration, transit planning, street and intersection changes, and Transportation Demand Management measures.
The overall Master Plan was approved by the Burnaby City Council in 2014 and Phase One of The Amazing Brentwood was opened in 2019. The planning work for Phase Two of the project is currently underway.
38 Avenue & Sifton Boulevard Road Safety AuditLocation: Calgary Client: City of Calgary Project Service(s): Safety Project Type(s): Corridors/ Towns/ City
The City of Calgary retained Bunt & Associates to undertake a Road Safety Audit (RSA) of the ultimate design for the 38 Avenue/Sifton Boulevard corridor, which was identified in the Inner City Transportation Study reports as one of the City’s key problematic short cutting routes through the inner city. In that study, a number of traffic mitigation measures and traffic calming features were recommended for implementation to reduce the current/future traffic volumes and speeds through the residential communities.
The project was approximately one kilometre in length and extended from 14th Street to Elbow Drive. The primary purpose of the RSA was to ensure that the proposed traffic calming features considered all safety implications. As part of this RSA, Bunt & Associates identified a number of safety concerns and developed a number of mitigation measures to reduce the overall crash potential.
Molson/Crosstown DevelopmentLocation: Edmonton Client: First Capital Realty Project Service(s): Transportation Engineering Project Type(s): Mixed-Use
Bunt & Associates was retained by First Capital Realty to assess and evaluate the traffic implications associated with the redevelopment of the former Molson Brewery and Crosstown Motors sites, located north of 104 Avenue between 118 Street and 121 Street in the Oliver neighbourhood. The proposed redevelopment in the Central Business District fringe sector of the City of Edmonton includes the development of over 600 medium/high-rise residential units and over 260,000 square feet of commercial and office space.
Given that the future West LRT line is proposed to alter the existing cross-section of 104 Avenue, Bunt & Associates developed a comprehensive transportation plan to ensure that the project could be accommodated on the adjacent roadway network both pre and post-LRT.
The rezoning of the former Molson Brewery site was approved by City Council on August 26, 2013.
Spruce Grove Civic Centre Parking and Transportation Impact StudiesLocation: Spruce Grove Client: GEC Architecture Project Service(s): Transportation Engineering, Parking Project Type(s): Mixed-Use
In August 2021, the City of Spruce Grove retained GEC Architecture to lead the preliminary design of a Civic Centre, including a twin ice arena, library, black box theatre, art gallery, and transit centre with a park-and-ride lot within Westwind Centre. Bunt & Associates (Bunt) was engaged to conduct parking and transportation impact studies as part of the preliminary design phase of the project.
Bunt prepared a Parking Impact Assessment to confirm the on-site parking requirements needed to support the proposed facility. We also completed a Transportation Impact Assessment to confirm the site access lane arrangements and traffic control required to accommodate typical PM peak hour traffic volumes and traffic volumes associated with regularly occurring events.
Following a groundbreaking ceremony in November 2022, the City of Spruce Grove officially launched the start of the Civic Centre project, which is the largest project in Spruce Grove’s history. The facility is planned to be open to the public in 2025.
350 Doyle Avenue Transportation Impact AssessmentLocation: Kelowna Client: Appelt Properties Project Service(s): Transportation Engineering Project Type(s): Mixed-Use
Bunt & Associates was engaged by Appelt Properties to prepare a Transportation Impact Assessment (TIA) for a 25-storey, 259-rental residential unit mixed-use project with approximately 25,000 ft2 of commercial space in downtown Kelowna at 350 Doyle Avenue.
Bunt’s services included evaluating the transportation impacts of the proposed development, reviewing existing land use and transportation conditions, forecasting future traffic conditions, reviewing zoning bylaw and site design, and presenting a Transportation Demand Management strategy to support the project’s traffic and parking goals.
The study was accepted by the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure and the City of Kelowna. The project was approved by Kelowna City Council in July 2022.
Bingham Crossing Shopping Centre Transportation Impact AssessmentLocation: Rocky View County Client: Rencor Developments Inc. Project Service(s): Transportation Engineering, Design Project Type(s): Commercial
Bingham Crossing is a multi-phased commercial development located in the Rocky View County community of Springbank on the Highway 1 corridor between Banff and Calgary. The first two phases include 270,000 ft2 of retail commercial, a 175,000 ft2 large-format retailer (Costco), and senior housing units. Future phases will include additional commercial.
Bunt & Associates (Bunt) has been engaged by Rencor Developments since 2011 to provide transportation engineering support. As part of the development application process, Bunt has completed a Transportation Impact Assessment, which was approved by Alberta Transportation and Rocky View County. We identified staged interchange and roadway improvements required to support a phased build out of the shopping centre development. Additional work completed included roundabout designs, an interchange Road Safety Audit, and
A development permit was approved for phase 2 (Costco) in the spring of 2023 with construction starting soon after. Off-site improvements including new roundabout interchange ramp intersections are a condition of development approval.
Stony Plain Active Transportation StrategyLocation: Stony Plain Client: Town of Stony Plain Project Service(s): Sustainable Transportation Planning, Public Participation Project Type(s): Corridors/ Towns/ City
Bunt & Associates was engaged by the Town of Stony Plain to develop an Active Transportation Strategy that would resonate with the community’s desire for a healthy lifestyle and a sustainable place to proudly call home.
The scope of work included evaluating the functionality of Stony Plain’s existing 43 kilometers of designated trails that connect the community as well as reviewing Canadian and international active transportation infrastructure best practices. This work resulted in an Active Transportation Strategy that identified gaps with current trail and sidewalk infrastructure and a prioritized list of 44 specific implementation strategies including Class D cost estimates with the goal of increasing efficiency of the town’s active transportation network. Bunt employed innovative public engagement techniques to assist with the development of a thorough and tailored strategy. The “Thought Exchange” platform informed residents of the Study and provided an opportunity for residents to comment on problematic areas including their suggestions for improvement. Comments were prioritized allowing both the Town and Bunt to pay special attention to areas of collective concern and ideas for improvement.
In addition to infrastructure improvements, the Strategy also included various location-specific tailored initiatives to promote and enable active transportation. These included steps towards differentiating between the town’s sidewalk and trail networks as well as a host of potential partnerships and next step actions. The Town of Stony Plain Active Transportation Strategy was presented to Council and adopted in March of 2020.
The Final Report can be found here.
Pearce Estate Park Parking & Traffic Accommodation StrategyLocation: Calgary Client: O2 Planning + Design Inc. Project Service(s): Transportation Engineering, Parking Project Type(s): Recreational & Resort
Pearce Estate Park is a popular recreational space located within Calgary’s Inglewood neighbourhood and adjacent to the Bow River. As demand for park and river spaces has grown, parking spillover and traffic congestion issues have increased. Through the Harvie Passage Facility Enhancement Plan, Council tasked City administration with improving the park and river recreational space.
Bunt & Associates was engaged to provide a strategy to address parking, traffic, and active transportation needs. Parking demand and spillover impacts were observed over 10 separate dates. As part of the study, parking layout design options were reviewed, cycling/pedestrian missing links were identified, and traffic operations were assessed.
Through our study, short- and long-term recommendations were provided to improve parking supply, manage parking demand, improve wayfinding, and address traffic impacts. Recommendations were approved by Council with funding provided for short-term recommendations. These short-term improvements include an expanded parking lot, wayfinding and occupancy signage, and new sidewalks.
720 Beatty St. & 701 Expo Blvd. Mixed-Use DevelopmentLocation: Vancouver Client: Westbank Projects Corp. Project Service(s): Transportation Engineering, Sustainable Transportation Planning Project Type(s): Mixed-Use
Bunt & Associates was retained by Westbank Projects Corp. to provide a Transportation Assessment and Management Study (TAMS), a Pedestrian Microsimulation Model, and a Transportation Demand Management Plan to support their proposed office/retail mixed-use development. The project is located adjacent to the BC Place Stadium, at 720 Beatty Street and 701 Expo Boulevard.
The development site is a distinctive area within the City of Vancouver as a regional entertainment, sport, cultural and public activity centre. The proposed redevelopment will create a new public realm that will significantly improve pedestrian connection between the existing concourse of BC Place with the Downtown Core. In addition, the new plaza will also facilitate the implementation of the new Georgia Street ramp by mitigating grade changes and edge conditions as Georgia Street slopes down to Pacific Boulevard. To support the development of the Pedestrian Microsimulation Model, Bunt & Associates conducted a comprehensive data collection program to document existing pedestrian movement patterns on a ”dual-event” day where a White Caps soccer game at BC Place Stadium and a Canucks hockey game at the nearby Rogers Arena were taking place at the same time.
Using the observed data, Bunt developed a Pedestrian Microsimulation Model using VISWALK to evaluate the Level of Services for various pedestrian walkways based on a number of design/pedestrian flow scenarios. The Pedestrian Microsimulation was a useful evaluation tool for the Design Team to determine an appropriate width for the proposed breezeway within the building that will serve as a key pedestrian circulation route for the nearby BC Place Stadium.
Flyover Block Zero ParkingLocation: Calgary Client: Eagle Crest Construction Project Service(s): Parking Project Type(s): Mixed-Use, Residential
Bunt & Associates (Bunt) was engaged by Eagle Crest Construction and RNDSQR to complete a Parking Study for Flyover Block, a six-storey mixed-use development located at 634 McDougall Road NE in Calgary and adjacent to the 4 Avenue Centre City flyover. The building has 65 zero-parking multi-family units and ground floor commercial.
Bunt conducted a Parking Study to identify the off-site impact of the site’s bylaw variance. We reviewed the bylaw parking requirements, assessed the proposed parking supply, evaluated the appropriateness of zero residential parking, identified Transportation Demand Management measures to support active transportation, and provided necessary parking mitigation measures.
The development and zero parking proposal was supported by the Community Association. Calgary City Council approved the land use redesignation in 2020 with building completion occurring in 2023.
General Block Parking StudyLocation: Calgary Client: RNDSQR Project Service(s): Parking Project Type(s): Commercial
General Block, located in Calgary’s inner-city community of Bridgeland, is a commercial building housing three popular local restaurants at street level (Village Ice Cream, Phil & Sebastian Coffee, and Una Pizza) and office space above. With a limited on-site parking supply, the site required a 75% parking variance.
Bunt & Associates was engaged by RNDSQR at the development application stage to provide a Parking Study identifying off-site impacts and the appropriateness of the bylaw variance. We reviewed bylaw parking requirements, considered City policies, accounted for alternating demand peak periods for tenants, and identified on-street impacts. The Parking study confirmed the proposed variance was supportable and that the mix of tenants limited off-site impacts. We also provided engineering design support for public realm improvements.
The development was completed in 2021 and received a Mayor’s Urban Design Award in 2022.
Cowichan Valley Regional District Regional Active Transportation PlanLocation: Cowichan Valley Client: Cowichan Valley Regional District Project Service(s): Sustainable Transportation Planning Project Type(s): Corridors/ Towns/ City
Bunt & Associates (Bunt) was engaged by the Cowichan Valley Regional District (CVRD) to prepare a Regional Active Transportation Plan (ATP). The Regional ATP integrates existing and in-progress transportation plans, policies, and initiatives while filling in gaps to create a cohesive and connected regional active transportation network.
The Regional ATP was informed by robust Stakeholder, Public, and First Nations engagement efforts planned and led by Uplift Engagement Communications Inc. We participated in the engagement activities via a regional tour with key Stakeholders, one-on-one meetings, Technical Advisory Group workshops, and online and in-person Public Open House events. Furthermore, we worked with MOTI road authority to provide implementable recommendations that fit within their existing capital work programs to inform active transportation design selection and project prioritization.
The recommended regional active transportation network was organized into three regional network components – the ‘Cowichan Valley Trail Completion and Improvements’, a proposed ‘East Route’, and ‘Regional Community Connections’. Bunt’s quantitative scoring system guided project prioritization and supported the implementation strategies and recommendations intended to result in the greatest community benefit and are considered critical first steps for the CVRD to progress toward their active transportation goals.
The Final Report can be found here.
Calgary Event CentreLocation: Calgary Client: Calgary Municipal Land Corporation Project Service(s): Transportation Engineering, Safety Project Type(s): Recreational & Resort
Bunt was retained to provide comprehensive transportation consulting services on the half-billion dollar Calgary Event Centre project. The Event Centre will be a multi-purpose event venue of approximately 19,000 seats to house the Calgary Flames, and to provide a concert/event facility with ancillary commercial uses, outdoor plazas and other amenities. The site is located within the Rivers District, between the Downtown Core, Stampede Park and the BMO Convention Centre which itself is currently underway with a facility expansion of similar scale and cost. The Event Centre is also located adjacent to the Green Line LRT, which is under construction. The location of the site within the burgeoning Rivers District meant that during the design process, considerable attention needed to be placed not only on the movement of private vehicles, but on pedestrian movements, active modes, transit and LRT services.
The scale of infrastructure investment being made in the Rivers District area is enormous, and the Event Centre represents a major cornerstone of the development vision. The transportation effort undertaken by Bunt for the project was therefore substantial. Tasks included full vehicular and pedestrian simulations of all outdoor spaces for pre and post-event periods using VISSIM and VISWALK tools, with due consideration of concurrent activities occurring at the expanded BMO Centre as well as within Stampede Park and elsewhere to provide visual and technically substantive benchmarks related to capacity and congestion management.
The modelling was used as one of many inputs for building design evolution, as well as roadway and pedestrian facility planning. This work fed into a comprehensive Transportation Impact Assessment (TIA) as well as an extensive Event Management Plan (EMP).
Senakw Master PlanLocation: Vancouver Client: Nch'kay Development Corporation & Westbank Projects Corp. Project Service(s): Transportation Engineering Project Type(s): Mixed-Use
Bunt & Associates (Bunt) was engaged by Westbank Projects Corp. to provide transportation consulting services for the master planning exercise for the Senakw development project on 10.5 acres of Squamish Nation land located on Kits Point adjacent to Vanier Park. The highly sustainable, mixed-use project will provide 6,000 secured purpose-built rental homes, including 4,800 market rental units, about 1,200 below-market rental units, as well as 170,000 ft2 of office, retail, and restaurant spaces by 2033.
Bunt provided ongoing transportation consultation and master plan design input in support of the development. We completed a Transportation Assessment and Management Study that documented the site context and accessibility, project statistics, site access, parking and loading arrangements, Transportation Demand Management measures, projected new vehicle trips generated, and the anticipated impact on the study street network.
As part of the City’s review process, Bunt completed a Construction Traffic Management Plan to facilitate the construction of Phase 1 of the development. Bunt reviewed the anticipated construction activity schedule, identified the peak hourly traffic, and identified mitigation measures that may be required to support the anticipated construction traffic.
Granville Island 2040 Transportation PlanLocation: Vancouver Client: CMHC Project Service(s): Transportation Engineering, Sustainable Transportation Planning, Public Participation Project Type(s): Mixed-Use
The world-famous Granville Island located in the heart of downtown Vancouver, BC has been known since the 1970’s as very successful urban renewal project which transformed an inner-city industrial zone into a vibrant mixed use district with unique shared streets which is attractive to both residents and visitors to the City. Bunt & Associates was commissioned in 2017 by the Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) to conduct a transportation planning study as part of a broader planning process to reinvigorate the culturally and economically significant district. While Granville Island enjoys a relatively walkable environment, access by walking and other multi-modal options remain a challenge for some residents, resulting in considerable vehicle trip generation and associated parking pressures and conflicts with pedestrians and cyclists. There was an enticing opportunity to re-purpose some of the existing parking areas on Granville Island and further foster a walkable realm, while ensuring continued viability of Granville Island’s many unique uses and businesses.
The overarching goal of the transportation planning for the GI2040 project was to determine how walking, cycling and transit accessibility to Granville Island could be improved and to provide a bold but workable transportation plan to bring the vision for a more walkable Granville Island to reality. The project involved an extensive data collection program which mirrored a similar program undertaken by Bunt 10 years earlier. This data provided the basis for a detailed evaluation of current travel mode share and trip profiles and how these have changed over time. As well, multi-modal accessibility analysis using GIS and time dependent transportation network characteristics, including innovative integration of TransLink GTFS data, was employed to assess the benefits of improved walking and multi-modal connections to Granville Island.
The Granville Island 2040 Transportation Plan resulted in the development of several well-supported and unique infrastructure improvement plans intended to encourage more walking and multi-modal access to and throughout Granville Island.
Wesbrook Mall Multi-modal Corridor DesignLocation: Vancouver Client: University of British Columbia Project Service(s): Design Project Type(s): Institutional – Schools
The University of British Columbia engaged Bunt & Associates to develop a conceptual street design for Westbrook Mall; a new ‘multi-modal corridor’ and corridor traffic model that would better meet the needs of existing and future demands at the campus along with the growing residential community. The project boundary extended from Chancellor Boulevard to West 16th Avenue; a distance of approximately 2.2 kilometres. Liaising with key stakeholders was central to the planning and included reaching out to the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure, the University Endowment Lands, UBC property Trust, and UBC staff members.
The design was informed by the creation of a complex Synchro local network model that was refined with VISSIM micro-simulation modeling. Bunt collected and analyzed transportation data and existing physical characteristics; framed existing restraints for all street users; prepared a list of goals/priorities for the design development; developed new concepts through a design workshop on how the street could function with a focus on pedestrians, cyclists, and transit; and refined the best elements of each option into a concept design to move forward to detailed design.
The preferred concept included reduced crosswalk distances, new mid-block crosswalks, potential future pedestrian scramble, separated bicycle lanes, a trial Dutch bicycle intersection design, transit priority lanes at key intersection approaches, and a new gateway roundabout at Chancellor Boulevard. The concept design was integrated with the changes to the Student Union Boulevard design, the UBC Transit Exchange upgrade, and the new Whitecaps Training facility. Our team’s work was presented to the stakeholder groups through the design process and refinements were made based on the feedback received. Bunt’s conceptual design was used as the base for subsequent detailed design work by a civil consultant.
Rocky Ridge Athletic Complex Transportation Impact AssessmentLocation: Calgary Client: Group2 Architecture Project Service(s): Transportation Engineering, Parking Project Type(s): Recreational & Resort
Rocky Ridge Athletic Complex is an athletic park site located adjacent to the Rocky Ridge YMCA recreational centre. The complex will include two outdoor multi-use sports fields and an indoor fieldhouse to meet growing year-round demand for recreational facilities in northwest Calgary.
Bunt & Associates was engaged to complete a Transportation Impact Assessment (TIA) as part of the design process. The TIA assessed transportation network operations, reviewed vehicle access locations, and identified missing pedestrian/cycling connections. The study also identified expected peak parking demand.
Construction began in 2024 with Bunt access, sidewalk, and parking recommendations accounted for in the design.
Missing Middle Housing ParkingLocation: Calgary Client: CivicWorks Planning + Design Inc. Project Service(s): Parking Project Type(s): Residential
Missing middle housing is a range of housing types that bridge the gap between single-family homes and large-scale apartment buildings. It refers to medium-density housing options that can accommodate more people within a neighborhood while still maintaining a sense of community and a human-scale environment. The term “missing middle” reflects the fact that these types of housing have been largely absent or underrepresented in many housing markets. Examples of missing middle housing include rowhouses, courtyard apartments, bungalow courts, and small-scale apartment buildings.
For the period between fall 2020 and spring 2022, Bunt & Associates (Bunt) supported parking reductions required to accommodate 33 missing middle housing projects in Calgary comprising a total of 445 residential units. As each parking reduction required Council direct control zoning approval, in April 2022 Council directed City staff to change the Land Use Bylaw to support missing middle housing developments.
In October 2022, Council approved the addition of a new land use district (Housing – Ground Oriented) and supporting revisions to other districts. These revisions included reductions to Citywide residential parking requirements to match the 0.50 stalls per unit ratio identified in previous Bunt studies presented to Council. Land Use Bylaw updates have resulted in a significant increase in missing middle housing projects, reduction in application timelines, and limited development appeal risks.
Cortes Island Transportation Demand StudyLocation: Cortes Island Client: Strathcona Regional District Project Service(s): Sustainable Transportation Planning, Public Participation Project Type(s): Corridors/ Towns/ City
The Cortes Island Transportation Demand Study explored strategies to increase and enhance transportation options for Cortes Island residents and visitors, with the intention of reducing the Island’s contribution to greenhouse gas emissions. Bunt was engaged by the Strathcona Regional District to undertake this study, which included a comprehensive public engagement process and travel surveys of both Island residents and visitors.
Our team worked with an Advisory Committee comprised of community representatives who were instrumental in providing guidance and support for the public engagement process and for increasing participation. The public engagement process guided the study to examine a variety of potential initiatives and strategies for increasing transport options on Cortes. Bunt prepared all open house materials and attended both events.
Bunt’s key recommendations included the formation of a Transportation Demand Management (TDM) Task Force, and TDM measures such as a Car-stop program, revitalization of the Green Rider program, introduction of a bicycle repair station and bike hub, electric vehicle charging stations, and funding support for ride share. We also recommended exploration of new Quadra Island crossing opportunities and the development of short-cut walking routes.
Interior Health Hospitals Master Site PlansLocation: Kamloops, Williams Lake Client: Farrow Partnership/Interior Health Authority Project Service(s): Transportation Engineering, Public Participation Project Type(s): Institutional – Health Care
Bunt & Associates was engaged by Interior Health as part of a multi disciplinary team to assist in the preparation of two hospital site master plans in Kamloops (Royal Inland Hospital) and Williams Lake (Cariboo Memorial Hospital). We were responsible for providing site planning input to the project team, but also for preparing stand alone Master Transportation Plans which focused on the future parking requirements for staff, patients and visitors as well as potential off-site traffic and parking impacts.
Our scope of work for both sites included an assessment of existing parking and traffic conditions at each site; detailed parking supply/demand and traffic volume data collection including a patient/visitor interview survey; development of traffic models to test operational impacts of increases in site traffic over the time horizon of site redevelopment; and, preparation of parking demand forecasts to guide master site planning. Bunt was also responsible for site design reviews using AutoTURN and preparing supporting Master Transportation Plan documents and associated chapters in the Master Plans.
Ganges Village Sustainable Transportation Infrastructure PlanLocation: Salt Spring Island Client: J E Anderson Project Service(s): Transportation Engineering, Sustainable Transportation Planning Project Type(s): Corridors/ Towns/ City
The Capital Regional District (CRD) identified a lack of sidewalks and bicycle facilities as an impediment to increased walking and cycling in Ganges Village on Salt Spring Island. Provision of additional infrastructure for these travel modes was seen as a means to provide alternatives to using vehicles for short trips in and around the village by visitors and residents alike.
To address this deficiency in Ganges Village, the CRD initiated a study to identify an appropriate configuration for sidewalks and bicycle facilities along the target sections of Lower Ganges and Rainbow Road as a first step to eventual development of a more comprehensive network of such facilities. Bunt & Associates, as a sub-consultant to J.E. Anderson, was responsible for assessing proposed conceptual designs for future roadway improvements. We analyzed existing traffic operations through a detailed traffic model, which provided insight to whether future roadway and traffic control improvements would be warranted. We also identified how best to incorporate infrastructure for alternative modes of transportation into the existing and planned future road corridors.
University of Alberta Greenhouse Gas and Commuting SurveyLocation: Edmonton Client: University of Alberta Energy Management and Sustainable Operations Project Service(s): Sustainable Transportation Planning, Public Participation Project Type(s): Institutional – Schools
Bunt & Associates was retained in 2017, 2019, and 2021 by the University of Alberta Energy Management and Sustainable Operations (EMSO) group to collect the necessary data to calculate greenhouse gas emissions generated by student and staff commuter travel.
Bunt’s role included the preparation of a survey instrument to be used to collect modal split, travel distance, and frequency information, in addition to information related to travel behaviour, mode choice, and levels of satisfaction. Bunt worked with the University’s Test Scoring & Questionnaire Services (TSQS) – Information Services & Technology (IST) who prepared the formal electronic survey for implementation, deployed the survey to staff, faculty, and students at the University of Alberta Edmonton and Augustana campuses, and provided the raw data. Our scope included survey data reduction, analysis, a comparative review, and study documentation.
The study results allow the University of Alberta EMSO to continue tracking greenhouse gas inventory data as it relates to travel behaviour over time.
Belmont Joint Use Site ParkingLocation: Calgary Client: O2 Planning + Design Inc. Project Service(s): Parking Project Type(s): Institutional – Schools, Recreational & Resort
Belmont is a greenfield community in southwest Calgary. The community plan includes a 34-acre joint use site. The western portion of the site is identified in plans as a location for a recreational centre, field house, library, police office, and affordable housing. The eastern portion of the site is identified as a location for a new High School.
As part of the master plan process, Bunt & Associates was engaged to determine an appropriate parking supply with the consideration of shared parking opportunities between the civic and school site. The Parking Study identified anticipated demand for individual uses, internal shared parking on the separate sites, and further shared parking opportunities through a combined parking supply.
Site plans were prepared to include the parking supplies recommended.
Mount Royal Village West Transportation Impact AssessmentLocation: Calgary Client: First Capital REIT Project Service(s): Transportation Engineering Project Type(s): Commercial, Mixed-Use
Mount Royal Village West is a mixed-use development with a commercial podium and a 223-unit residential tower located in Calgary’s Beltline neighbourhood and near the 17 Avenue SW Main Street. Commercial tenants include Canadian Tire and Urban Fare.
As part of the development permit application process, Bunt & Associates was engaged by First Capital to complete a Transportation Impact Assessment (TIA). Our TIA assessed transportation access requirements and identified a right-sized parking supply. The nature of commercial tenants requiring loading by large tractor trailers and the narrow side street road network resulted in the need to prepare a loading strategy.
The development opened 2019. One-way angled loading stalls were provided in the Lane and on-street timed parking restrictions were implemented to accommodate tractor trailer movements on adjacent residential streets. A new signal was implemented on 8 Street & 16 Avenue SW to accommodate previously prohibited pedestrian movements with signal timings adjusted to limit impacts to the 17 Avenue SW intersection located less than 25 metres away.
Millwoods Wellness Community Hub Development Transportation Impact AssessmentLocation: Edmonton Client: Rohit Management Inc. and Covenant Health Project Service(s): Transportation Engineering Project Type(s): Mixed-Use
Bunt & Associates was retained by Rohit Management Inc. and Covenant Health to conduct a Transportation Impact Assessment (TIA) for their proposed mixed-use residential/medical campus site located in the Kameyosek neighbourhood of Mill Woods in Southeast Edmonton. The proposed 11.2-acre development, Covenant Wellness Community, will include a health centre, multigenerational housing, an integrated seniors’ continuing care centre, surgical services, and commercial buildings.
The TIA evaluated the transportation network capacity to accommodate the projected transportation demands of the site at acceptable levels of service. In addition to the preparation of the TIA, the project included the review of site access locations and configurations, the review of on-site drive aisle configurations, and the identification of opportunities to implement transportation demand management (TDM) strategies at the development permit stage.
The rezoning application was approved in August 2021. The development is expected to open in early 2025.
East Village Area RedevelopmentLocation: Calgary Client: City of Calgary / Calgary Municipal Land Corporation Project Service(s): Transportation Engineering Project Type(s): Corridors/ Towns/ City
Located within the Rivers District, east of Calgary’s downtown city hall, East Village is a substantive urban area encompassing almost 50 hectares of land. The area includes older buildings, roadways and infrastructure, numerous recreational opportunities, and sites of historical significance. Due to the village’s proximity to the downtown core, the river, and busy sites such as Fort Calgary and the Calgary Exhibition and Stampede, a comprehensive and unique plan for redevelopment was required.
To assist with this plan, Bunt & Associates performed a comprehensive transportation study for the City of Calgary between 2003 and 2005 that included the development of road networks, traffic controls, bicycle routes, and transit service plans for the new neighbourhood, including narrower, pedestrian-friendly street design standards.
The overall objective for the transportation network of East Village was to enhance pedestrian and bicycle connectivity, and to create a shortblock network of streets, lanes, and mews for accommodating vehicle traffic. Bunt later developed detour plans during the implementation phase with the aim of integrating the East Village with the surrounding urban and geographic landscape.
The redevelopment plan and associated studies were adopted by the City in 2005 and redevelopment commenced in 2007 through the Calgary Municipal Land Corporation (CMLC). During construction, Bunt organized and executed annual programs to maintain efficient flow of traffic, transit, pedestrians, and bicycles through this challenging area. These programs involved comprehensive communication processes and live upgrades to numerous staging plans with the CMLC, their contractors, key City departments, and other infrastructure consultants.
Edmonton Valley Line West Road Safety AuditLocation: Edmonton Client: Marigold Infrastructure Partners Project Service(s): Safety Project Type(s): Corridors/ Towns/ City
Edmonton Valley Line West is the second stage of the Valley Line, an urban-style 27 km line that will operate between Mill Woods in southeast Edmonton and Lewis Farms in west Edmonton, Alberta. The City appointed Marigold Infrastructure Partners (MIP) as the preferred proponent to design, build and partially finance the Valley Line West Light Rail Transit (LRT). Bunt & Associates (Bunt) /Canadian Highways Institute (CHI) was engaged by MIP as the Road Safety Auditor to ensure the road safety implications of the project were fully considered during the detailed design/construction process.
The Edmonton Valley Line West LRT RSA is currently an ongoing project and is being undertaken in accordance with the procedures outlined in the Transportation Association of Canada Canadian Guide to Road Safety Audits. The study includes RSAs at the Detailed Design, Preliminary In-Service (Pre-Opening), and In-Service (Post-Construction) stages. As part of this project, Road Safety Audit Certificates will and have been issued for the various stages during the RSA process.
At this stage, the RSA Team has completed the “Detailed Design (60%)” RSAs and its anticipated pre-opening/post-construction RSA will be undertaken near completion. Construction for Valley Line West was started in 2021. It is expected to take 5 to 6 years to complete.
Rogers Place Arena & Ice District Pedestrian System AnalysisLocation: Edmonton Client: Oilers Entertainment Group Project Service(s): Transportation Engineering Project Type(s): Recreational & Resort
Rogers Place Arena is a multi-use indoor arena in downtown Edmonton, Alberta. Construction started in March 2014 and the building officially opened on September 8, 2016. The arena has a seating capacity of 18,500, and replaced the 1974 Northland’s Coliseum as home of the NHL’s Edmonton Oilers. Bunt & Associates was involved the planning, design and construction phases of the new arena.
At the outset of the project, the design team needed to appropriately size the number and capacity of the pedestrian system elements within and surrounding the arena. A significant number of arena and entertainment patrons were anticipated to arrive to the site on foot, either walking from off-site parking or adjacent transit stops and therefore consideration of pedestrian movements was of key concern in site planning. Bunt was engaged by Oilers Entertainment Group to undertake a pedestrian demand and capacity analysis to better understand a number of pedestrian design related elements at major entry/exit points and at critical internal congestion points. Our scope included projecting pedestrian demand based on first principles and anticipated mode splits. The total entry and exit demands under several demand scenarios were determined during the peak 5 and 15 minute demand periods, at critical constrained locations within the arena (i.e. doorways, stairways, escalators). In addition, projections of pedestrian movements on adjacent area sidewalks were estimated.
Using both industry-standard analysis procedures and VISWALK pedestrian micro-simulation software, Bunt was able to confirm that planned capacity of the adjacent public sidewalk system, above grade pedestrian walkways, pedestrian routes to/from an adjacent LRT station, key facility stairways, escalators, and lobby areas were appropriately sized to offer a good level or service and sufficient space for queuing was available to accommodate projected pedestrian movements. Based on the peak pedestrian demands, our team provided detailed design input with respect to size/space and width requirements to the project architect and design criteria were recommended based on level of service principles.
Fraser Health Transportation Demand Management PlanLocation: Lower Mainland Client: Fraser Health Authority Project Service(s): Sustainable Transportation Planning, Public Participation Project Type(s): Institutional – Health Care
The Fraser Health Authority retained Bunt & Associates to develop a Transportation Demand Management (TDM) Strategy in support of over 20,000 employees. The purpose of the project was to encourage sustainable commuting at Fraser Health sites.
The work included research of TDM best practices at large health care facilities across North America, establishment of a classification system for Fraser Health sites, identification of the most promising measures for application to Fraser Heath, facilitation of staff workshops to prioritize key measures, and preparation of a summary Draft Board Report and annual program cost estimates to 2030. The cost estimates were grounded in anticipated uptake of TDM program elements and mode shares at existing Fraser Health sites. This was informed by detailed travel surveys designed and deployed by the Bunt team. Additionally, we assisted Fraser Health in the establishment of specific TDM targets and a monitoring plan as part of its negotiated commitment to the City of New Westminster for the approved expansion of Royal Columbian Hospital.
The Fraser Health Transportation Demand Management Plan was completed in 2020.
Jericho Lands Policy Statement and Comprehensive Master PlanLocation: Vancouver Client: Urban Strategies Inc. Project Service(s): Transportation Engineering, Sustainable Transportation Planning Project Type(s): Mixed-Use
Bunt & Associates (Bunt) was engaged by Urban Strategies Inc. to provide transportation planning and engineering services in support of the Jericho Lands policy statement framework plan development. The Jericho Lands are located within the unceded traditional territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh Nations. The development opportunity represents a partnership between the three nations and the Canada Lands Company to create a complete community that is cognizant of, respectful toward, and purposeful in incorporating indigenous values. The planning program aims to create a comprehensive policy statement to guide the future development of the 90-acre site.
Bunt is a core member of the design team involved with helping to plan and design a framework plan which emphasizes walking, cycling and transit in a car light community. Bunt’s work involved evaluating the existing transportation context and providing key transportation inputs into the framework plan. In particular, our team investigated the traffic operations of the study area, developed innovative street and multi-use pathway cross-sections, innovative strategies for residential and non-residential vehicle parking, loading and servicing strategy as well as bicycle and micro-mobility parking strategy. Bunt is currently involved in the development of a Policy Statement Transportation Assessment and management Study and a Transit Integration Study for the site, and will help develop a high-level site-wide Transportation Demand Management plan to support a very low parking provision and encourage high active and transit mode shares.
The TAMS report was submitted to the client in August and will be submitted to City for in September. It is anticipated that the policy statement will be presented to the Council for consideration in Fall 2023.
17 Avenue SE Extension Vissim Operational AssessmentLocation: Calgary Client: Hatch Corporation Project Service(s): Transportation Engineering, Design Project Type(s): Corridors/ Towns/ City
The 17 Avenue SE Extension & Victoria Park/Stampede Station rebuild was a two-part project managed and funded by the Calgary Municipal Land Corporation (CMLC). The roadway component of the project introduced a new pedestrian and vehicle connection into Stampede Park along 17 Avenue SE. The LRT station rebuilt component introduced an at-grade accessible station. Both components removed accessible barriers that previously required pedestrians to use an overpass to access Stampede Park.
Bunt & Associates (Bunt) involvement in the projects began in 2007 with the preparation of a Vissim operational assessment for the Calgary Stampede in coordination with a US transportation engineering firm. Through the 2017 Rivers District Master Plan process, in coordination with Stampede Park, CMLC, and CIVITAS, the need for the extension and station rebuild was confirmed as critical to support the envisioned Culture + Entertainment District. With CMLC identifying the need for these improvements, Bunt worked with Calgary Transit and Hatch Engineering to prepare preliminary designs. Bunt supported by providing Vissim/Viswalk analysis to identify spacing requirements to accommodate pedestrians.
Construction of both the extension and station were completed in 2024 in coordination with the BMO Convention Centre expansion project.
Okanagan Gondola Transportation Impact AssessmentLocation: Regional District of North Okanagan Client: Ridge North America Project Service(s): Transportation Engineering Project Type(s): Recreational & Resort
Bunt & Associates was engaged by Ridge North America to prepare a Transportation Impact Assessment (TIA) for a proposed gondola located in the heart of the Okanagan valley overlooking Kalamalka Lake south of Vernon, B.C. The Okanagan Gondola attraction will include a gondola with walking trails, mountain biking paths, ziplines, restaurants, and ancillary retail stores. The attraction will provide event space and adventure for tourists, as well as for nearby residents.
As part of the land use redesignation application process, the TIA report provided an analysis of the existing transportation conditions, anticipated transportation impacts of the proposed development, reviewed the safety of adjacent intersections, and recommended transportation design and mitigation measures.
The Regional District of North Okanagan board passed second reading of both the rezoning and official community plan bylaw changes for the proposed development in Dec 2022.
Brooklyn at Bernard Block Transportation Impact AssessmentLocation: Kelowna Client: Mission Group Project Service(s): Transportation Engineering Project Type(s): Residential
Bunt & Associates was retained by the Mission Group to prepare a Transportation Impact Assessment for a 25-storey, 178-residential unit concrete tower with approximately 2,600 sq.ft. of ground level commercial space at 1471 St. Paul Street (at Bernard Avenue) in Downtown Kelowna.
The report primarily examined impacts to adjacent roads and laneways. Supplemental analysis regarding the future half signal at the Doyle Avenue and Richter Street intersection and potential Bernard Avenue signal coordination were found to have little or no impact on existing and future operations.
The TIA recommended that a parking variance supported with TDM measures be approved and also recommended that the City consider establishing a curbside loading zone on St. Paul Street fronting the site.
Deerfoot Trail Corridor Design and Safety ReviewLocation: Calgary Client: Associated Engineering Project Service(s): Transportation Engineering, Safety Project Type(s): Corridors/ Towns/ City
Deerfoot Trail is Alberta’s busiest freeway and a critical component of Calgary’s transportation network for both commuter travel and goods movement. The Deerfoot Trail Corridor Study is an Alberta Transportation initiative to develop a plan to manage traffic and improve safety on Deerfoot Trail. The Deerfoot Trail team comprised several consulting firms (Associated Engineering, Tetra Tech, Al-Terra, Bunt & Associates) and Alberta Transportation. One part of the design process was the capacity analysis of the Deerfoot Trail corridor and the associated interchanges.
Bunt worked with the prime consultant and Alberta Transportation to source traffic volumes for each link and intersection. With the different traffic volume sources, Bunt amalgamated the volume sets to create a substantive volume matrix to be used by all team members in the design process. While performing VISSIM microsimulation analysis, Bunt made lane and intersection configuration recommendations to the design team. We tested multiple different configuration options suggested by the design team and provided qualitative and quantitative feedback on the efficacy of the design options. Additionally, Bunt has provided safety reviews of the Deerfoot corridor design, and the safety review helped inform the ultimate design package.
Bunt regularly attended large-scale project meetings with the other consultants and Alberta Transportation and smaller-scale progress and discussion meetings. As part of the cooperative effort, Bunt also provided detailed technical reports to other team members. As a key cog in the design process, Bunt collaborated with the other team members to create a design package to be used by Alberta Transportation as part of the construction for Deerfoot Trail. Preliminary construction work began in 2023.
Riverwalk Seniors Living Transportation Impact AssessmentLocation: Calgary Client: Campion Group Project Service(s): Transportation Engineering Project Type(s): Residential
Riverwalk Retirement Residence is a 12-storey retirement home centrally located within Calgary’s Cliff Bungalow-Mission neighbourhood. As part of the land use redesignation process, Bunt & Associates (Bunt) was engaged by Campion Group to complete a Transportation Impact Assessment (TIA) to review site access strategies and identify a use appropriate parking supply.
With limited traffic impacts expected, the Bunt study focused on accommodating mobility challenged residents. Flood plain building requirements resulted in the main floor being 0.9 metres above sidewalk level. To provide a convenient and wheelchair accessible pick-up/drop-off area, a one-way driveway was proposed through the site allowing for covered main floor access. Public realm enhancements were designed to allow shared resident/community space.
Calgary City Council approved the land use redesignation in 2019 with building completion occurring in 2023.
7th Street Cycle Track In-Service Road Safety ReviewLocation: Calgary Client: City of Calgary Project Service(s): Sustainable Transportation Planning, Safety Project Type(s): Corridors/ Towns/ City
The City of Calgary retained Bunt & Associates to undertake an In-Service Road Safety Review for the 7th Street SW Cycle Track. This Cycle Track network will connect the Elbow River and Bow River network system, with the 7th Street SW cycle track being completed first.
The objective of the study was twofold. First, to obtain input from key internal/external stakeholders in order to gain an understanding of experiences with the existing cycle track facility and the route along 7th Street. Second, was to focus on collecting germane information along 7th Street, assessment of the traffic/cycle conditions, collision performance, and to identify safety related issues.
Through the process, the In-Service Road Safety Review (ISRSR) Team developed possible mitigation measures for the City and design team to consider for both the existing and future cycle track facilities.
Edmonton Exhibition Lands Planning FrameworkLocation: Edmonton Client: City of Edmonton Project Service(s): Transportation Engineering, Sustainable Transportation Planning Project Type(s): Corridors/ Towns/ City
The City of Edmonton initiated the Exhibition Lands Planning Framework to provide a vision and principles for the future development of lands around the closed Coliseum and Racetrack. In addition to providing a framework for future development, the study identified opportunities to improve active modes and transit connectivity to and through the study area.
Bunt & Associates prepared an Existing Mobility Conditions Summary memo at the outset of the project to provide the project team (O2 Planning & Design) with an overview of the existing transportation networks, opportunities, and constraints in the study area. The memo outlined existing conditions for pedestrians, cyclists, transit users, and drivers. The summary also outlined the existing parking conditions in the study area and provided an overview of network connectivity and user experience under existing conditions.
The resulting planning framework included the identification of a transportation network for all modes to support future development in the study area. As part of the planning process, a transportation review was completed to outline the future opportunities and constraints associated with the revised transportation network, and to help guide transportation submission requirements at the next stage of planning. In addition to evaluating new network elements, the review also examined future traffic volumes from the City’s 2050 Regional Travel Model to identify future vehicle congestion points on the network.
Barron Building Conversion ParkingLocation: Calgary Client: Strategic Group Project Service(s): Parking Project Type(s): Residential
The Barron Building, an eleven-storey historic office tower located in Downtown Calgary, is being converted into a mixed-use residential development. The converted building will include 118 residential rental units and street-level retail. Constructed in 1949, the office building had zero on-site parking. While new parking was proposed from the Lane, a significant bylaw parking variance would occur with the conversion.
Bunt & Associates (Bunt) was engaged by Strategic Group to conduct a Parking Study in support of the redevelopment. Bunt completed a bylaw parking review for proposed site uses, reviewed relevant relaxation rules, assessed nearby active transportation facilities, and identified parking needs. The study supported the proposed limited parking supply due to policy intentions being met, significant active transportation opportunities, and off-site parking opportunities.
City Council approved in 2021 the rezoning required to allow for the building conversion.
UBC Diesel Bus Exchange Conceptual, Schematic, and Detailed DesignLocation: Vancouver Client: TransLink/UBC Properties Trust Project Service(s): Transportation Engineering, Design Project Type(s): Others
Bunt & Associates was commissioned by TransLink to provide initial conceptual design development and technical design review during phase one of the Diesel Bus Exchange and layover facility project located at the University of British Columbia (UBC). Pedestrian count data was collected to establish major pedestrian movement demand patterns and corridors surrounding the Bus Exchange. Based on the information, an initial exchange layout concept was established to identify the orientation of bus stops with the goal of minimizing the interaction between pedestrian and bus movements. Technical design review services were provided to investigate the feasibility of a number of refined concepts produced by UBC’s project consultant. A VISSIM micro-simulation model was developed to visually illustrate the challenges with a proposed mid-block pedestrian crossing of the exchange.
For the second phase of the project, Bunt was jointly engaged by UBC Properties Trust and Translink as part of a multi-disciplinary team led by DIALOG to develop a new schematic design for the bus exchange facility that did not rely on an expensive underground layover space. Bunt was instrumental in identifying and developing the preferred design concept which minimized pedestrian/bus interaction, ensured efficient and safe bus operations, and achieved the urban design objectives of UBC by supporting the development of student housing above the at-grade layover space. Bunt was responsible for developing design criteria, preparation of multiple layout options, testing all options for drop-off, and layover and pick-up positions using customized AutoTURN templates and TransLink’s Transit Infrastructure Design Guidelines.
Once the schematic design was approved by both UBC and TransLink, Bunt participated in an extensive field design test with Coast Mountain Bus Operators, including on-going detailed design and traffic engineering advice related to the interim configuration of the exchange and off-site roadway and traffic control improvements on Wesbrook Mall.
Bonnie Doon Transit-oriented Mixed Use DevelopmentLocation: Edmonton Client: Morguard Project Service(s): Transportation Engineering Project Type(s): Mixed-Use
Bunt & Associates was engaged by Morguard to complete a Transportation Impact Assessment (TIA) for the re-imagination of Bonnie Doon Shopping Centre as a Transit-oriented urban centre, supporting a mix of high density residential, retail, office, and institutional land uses.
Bunt evaluated the active modes and transit integration opportunities provided by the rezoning application and highlighted potential network improvements that would establish strong pedestrian and bicycle links between the site and the adjacent communities. Bunt also evaluated traffic operations along adjacent roadway corridors and intersections, and outlined potential improvements to nearby roadways based on a Complete Streets methodology.
The rezoning application was approved by Edmonton City Council on April 15, 2019.
Bernard Block Transportation Impact AssessmentLocation: Kelowna Client: Mission Group Enterprises Project Service(s): Transportation Engineering Project Type(s): Mixed-Use
Bunt & Associates was engaged by Mission Group Enterprises to conduct a transportation review and prepare a Transportation Impact Assessment (TIA) for their proposed mixed-use project comprising of two towers (one residential and one office) both with ground floor commercial space in downtown Kelowna at 560-594 Bernard Avenue (at St. Paul Street) in Downtown Kelowna.
The TIA study was a requirement of the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure (MoTI) given the site’s proximity to Highway 97 (Harvey Avenue). Bunt’s services included evaluating the transportation impacts of the proposed development on the adjacent road network, reviewing the developments planned parking and servicing strategy, evaluating the site plan from a transportation accessibility standpoint, and presenting a Transportation Demand Management strategy to support the project’s traffic and parking goals.
The study was approved by the MoTI and City of Kelowna and the project has subsequently been approved by Kelowna City Council.
UBCO Downtown Mixed-Use BuildingLocation: Kelowna Client: UBC Properties Trust Project Service(s): Transportation Engineering Project Type(s): Mixed-Use
Bunt & Associates was retained by UBC Properties Trust to provide transportation consulting services for the development of UBC Okanagan’s mixed-use building located at 550 Doyle Avenue in downtown Kelowna. The proposed campus will be used for institutional, commercial and residential purposes. It will include a four-storey underground parkade, providing over 250 parking spots plus bicycle and electric vehicle spaces.
Bunt completed a transportation impact assessment report to analyze the development’s potential impacts on the transportation system. We also reviewed existing land use and transportation conditions, forecasted future traffic conditions, reviewed site plan design, conducted crash analysis, and presented a Transportation Demand Management and active mode strategy to support the project’s traffic and parking goals.
The project was approved by Kelowna City Council in July 2022.
Esquimalt Road Diet & Traffic Calming Feasibility StudyLocation: Esquimalt Client: Corporation of The Township of Esquimalt Project Service(s): Transportation Engineering, Design Project Type(s): Corridors/ Towns/ City
Bunt & Associates was engaged by the Township of Esquimalt to conduct a feasibility study and prepare a conceptual design for a Road Diet/Traffic Calming initiative for the 800 Block of Esquimalt Road. The primary intent of the project was to determine whether reducing the roadway to two lanes with traffic calming features would be feasible for the section of Esquimalt Road between Dominion Road and Head Street and if so, to prepare a conceptual design that would address the capacity, safety and access issues for all modes of transportation along this corridor.
Bunt’s services included:
Reviewing existing traffic data, accident history, existing geometrics, signal phasing, drawings, reports, design standards and concepts to confirm feasibility; Developing draft conceptual design options; Arranging and hosting a series of open house with stakeholders, including transportation agencies, BC Transit, local businesses & residents and First Nations; Incorporating stakeholder feedback and comments into the final conceptual drawings.
The project was approved by the Township and Bunt’s proposed corridor improvements were constructed in 2009. The revised street configuration is now pedestrian and cyclist friendly, with medians providing opportunities for mid-block crossings and attractive landscaping.
Ledge on Lakeshore Transportation Impact Assessments and Parkade Design ReviewLocation: Kelowna Client: Westcorp Development Ltd. Project Service(s): Transportation Engineering, Parking Project Type(s): Residential
Bunt & Associates (Bunt) was engaged by Westcorp Development Management Inc. to prepare Transp