Local transport modelling

Some planning applications use local transport models to predict and test the potential impacts of a new development on:

These models usually deal with individual junctions, crossings or other small parts of the transport network.

You need to carry out local transport modelling if your planning application could affect:

  • Traffic signals
  • Pedestrian crossing
  • Bus journey times
  • The capacity and reliability of London's red routes

Strategic transport modelling

We use strategic transport models to understand the potential impacts of our own projects and investments. The models make predictions about:

These can be used in the Transport Assessments of large-scale planning applications.

You need to carry out strategic transport modelling if your planning application is above, or around, 1,000 housing units and/or 10,000 square metres of any other land use. There's a fee to use our strategic models.

Our strategic modelling flow chart shows timings and relationships involved when you use our strategic transport models:

Our Future Transport Context reports use our models and other internal data. They provide useful insights on the future transport and travel conditions likely to affect your proposed development.

We're working with Camden Council on the first ever Future Transport Context report for Kentish Town, which will be ready soon.

Use our services

You always need to book an initial screening meeting for our modelling services.

Contact us

For more information, contact strategicmodelling@tfl.gov.uk.