What We Do

Transport Planning

Flow works with clients across government and private sectors to develop transport policies, strategies, plans, guidelines and projects at all levels.  

Our transport planning expertise covers integrated land-use and transport studies, rail, ferry, bus, car, walking and cycling modes, in rural, urban and main street settings.  This includes assessment of Travel Demand Management techniques such as parking, road pricing and high occupancy vehicle facilities.  We also advise on all stages of projects, from the development of strategies, through to concept development, feasibility, assessment and detailed design.


Recent projects include:

  • We have prepared a series of transport assessments relating to the new development at Hobsonville Peninsula

  • We prepared the Integrated Transport Assessment to support the Notices of Requirement for the Auckland City Rail Link, and presented transport planning evidence to the Council Hearing in 2013 and the Environment Court Hearings in 2015 and 2017. This included an assessment of the traffic effects on roads within the Auckland CBD during construction, and the early stages of the work, along Albert Street, are now underway (see photo below, and city rail link site   

  • We prepared the Assessment of Transport Effects (part of the overall Assessment of Environmental Effects) for the NZ Transport Agency’s Southern and Northern Corridor Improvements projects.  The Southern Corridor project is now under construction and includes widening of Auckland’s Southern Motorway, between Manukau and Papakura.  The Northern Corridor project includes improvements to Auckland’s Northern Motorway and the Upper Harbour Motorway in the vicinity of the Constellation Interchange, plus extending the Northern Busway from Constellation to Albany. 

  • We prepared an Integrated Transport Assessment relating to the proposed relocation of the North Harbour hockey stadium, from a site off Paul Matthews Road to a site off Bush Road.  This relocation is required due to the Northern Corridor Improvements project (see above) 

  • We had significant involvement in the development of the transport sections for the Auckland Unitary Plan (now operative in part), the Replacement Christchurch District Plan, and the Second Generation Dunedin City Plan. Our involvement has included advice on parking rates, provision for cyclists, the triggers requiring Integrated Transport Assessments and the matters to be included within these assessments.  

  • We had significant involvement in Auckland Transport’s “Transport for Future Urban Growth” project (now known as the “Supporting Growth” project) with particular responsibility for the assessments relating to areas in south and north-west Auckland.