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Geography and Environmental ScienceUndergraduate study

Transportation planner

Transportation planners are responsible for the development of strategies for all means of transport which take into account the environment as well efficiency and safety issues.

Planning transport links.
Planning transport links.

Transportation planning is about planning projects to satisfy the needs of an area, balancing the needs of the economy, environment and society. It is important to consider the possible effects of new strategies. Transport planners work on policy, plans and projects for all aspects of transportation schemes, including pedestrians and cyclists.

Typical work activities

Work can involve different scales, from the local level up to international projects. Roles exist in the public and private sectors, as well as academic, research and voluntary sectors.


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