Accessibility, traffic and parking matters are key considerations when planning , designing and managing any form of development project, be it a small residential scheme, a major shopping centre or a complex public transport interchange. The European Transportation Consultancy (ETC) is a firm dedicated to providing clients with the best available advice and input regarding these matters. With a combined experience of nearly 70 years within this specialist field, the company's two British founders have been operating and managing ETC's international development project coverage for over 12 years from their Central European offices. Prior to this, they were both directors in a market leading UK based development transport planning and design consultancy with international coverage.

Since its establishment, ETC have advised on projects providing in total over 12 million square metres of retail floorspace in more than 20 countries. In addition, ETC have provided traffic and transport planning and design input in relation to almost all forms of development including residential, offices, industrial, logistics, leisure and recreational uses. In many instances, the developments in question were some of the most significant in the Central European, Middle east and Russian Federation Regions.

Whilst fully conversant with traffic planning and design techniques, and always seeking to ensure that any recommended solutions achieve the required standards of operation and safety, ETC's staff operate to mainly serve the development industry, and therefore will always keep a firm eye on the goals of the client and the strict budgets they are often working to.

More often than not, ETC will be participating on a project as a member of a multidisciplinary design team, and recognise that whilst traffic and accessibility elements are key considerations , they are only one of a number of factors that will ultimately determine the configuration and success of any scheme.
ETC will therefore seek to adopt flexible approaches to any access or parking solutions that are required in order to address the constraints that may be imposed by other design considerations. Whilst based in Central Europe and advising on a wide range of projects in this region, ETC are also extensively involved on development projects in Western Europe, Eastern Europe and the Balkans, Russia and former Soviet States, the Middle East, Africa, Brazil and China. A more detailed breakdown of those specific countries can be viewed in the projects information section on the home page. Advise is sought from ETC from a broad range of clients including:

  • Property developers
  • Commercial agents
  • Investors and financial institutions
  • Architects and project managers
  • Airport, rail and bus operators
  • Landowners
  • Retailers and other commercial operators
  • National and City Planning and Transport departments