Pedestrian movement analysis

Wedderburn Transport Planning offers a range of pedestrian movement analysis tools. We create a bridge between distinct areas of professional expertise in architecture, urban design and transport planning.

Our evidence-based approach assists architects, property managers and planners in the design and curation of people-focused, walkable and diverse places.

Spatial network analysis

We analyse the spatial structure of neighbourhoods and visualise local movement patterns using spatial network analysis tools. This evidence-based approach to urban planning provides architects with quantitative measures to benchmark urban layouts against existing neighbourhoods. We test alternative layouts to optimise masterplans by improving local connectivity, creating legible neighbourhoods and maximizing opportunities for landowners to benefit from passing footfall.

Pedestrian movement forecasting

We provide industry-leading forecasts of pedestrian footfall using predictive models of pedestrian movement combining spatial network analysis with a range of land use and public transport data. Footfall forecasts are used for site appraisal and leasing strategies, while our tools also ensure integration with other transport assessment workstreams.

Visibility Analysis

Drawing on our understanding of client needs, we have developed a range of in-house visibility analysis tools to generate additional insight for retail- and lifestyle-focused mixed-use development, and to understand how people navigate through indoor and outdoor spaces.

Pedestrian Microsimulation

We undertake pedestrian micro-simulation analysis to evaluate the comfort and safety of proposed designs. These tools are valuable in analysing crowd dynamics and visualising the impact of design changes in an easily understandable manner.

Sara Nalaskowska

BEng, MSc / Senior Transport Planner

Sara is a skilled mobility planner with a diverse background in transport planning, architecture, civil engineering, and spatial data science. She has been working with Wedderburn Transport Planning since 2019, where she blends different perspectives into her work. Sara has worked on significant projects throughout Europe and Asia, showcasing her proficiency in computational and quantitative analysis within the context of masterplanning and policy making projects.

In her work, Sara strives to explore unconventional approaches, aiming to find innovative solutions. She develops bespoke analytical tools tailored to unravel the nuances of walking and its implications for retail and mixed-use environments, providing custom analyses that address questions otherwise difficult to answer. A notable aspect of her work is the ability to translate complex data into clear visual representations that play a fundamental role in the form-finding process for numerous masterplanning projects but also serve as powerful tools for client communication.