Transportation Engineering

Mannvit provides comprehensive consulting services in the field of transportation engineering and transport planning. Our experience is based on large and small scale projects in a range of environments, involving multiple disciplines and modes of transportation. 

We provide services in transportation analysis and policy, traffic safety, traffic engineering and transportation planning.

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Transportation planning

Transportation planning is a primary step for all transportation engineering projects and involves establishing the operating parameters of a project, environmental issues, special disciplines that will be required and data collection needs for modelling and forecasting. Transportation planning is as important for small, neighborhood-level projects as it is for large projects that involve multiple modes of transport.

Transportation planning services include:

  • Regional-level, master-level and detail-level plans
  • Public transit
  • Road and street networks

Bicycle networks

  • Pedestrian networks
  • Parking lot planning and demand analysis
  • Travel surveys
  • Cost-benefit analysis
  • Travel demand impact analysis

Traffic engineering

Traffic engineering involves the design and configuration of permanent structures, roadways, paths, railways, etc that are used for moving people and goods. Traffic engineering employs research into traffic demand and trends, and uses modeling and simulations of potential traffic flow and patterns to visualize the effects of different elements and scenarios. By considering multiple sophisticated scenarios, traffic engineering enables infrastructure design that meets transportation needs efficiently and effectively and that allows flexibility for changing needs in the future. 

Traffic engineering services include:

  • Travel demand forecasting
  • Traffic simulation
  • Traffic impact studies
  • Traffic data collection and analysis
  • Preliminary design of traffic infrastructure
  • Traffic signal optimization and phase plan revisions
  • Intelligent transportation systems

Traffic safety

While safety is a key concern for traffic engineering and transport planning projects of any kind, there are also projects whose specific goal is to improve safety within existing infrastructure. 

Traffic safety services include:

  • Municipal traffic safety improvement plans
  • Traffic safety measures audit
  • Traffic calming measures
  • Detailed traffic safety analysis and improvement evaluation

Transportation sustainability

Increasingly, the sustainability of infrastructure and other engineering projects is a priority for the communities and municipalities in which a transportation project takes place. While sustainability is a goal, working within financial constraints must also be accommodated. 

Transportation sustainability services include:

  • Cost-Benefit analysis of sustainable transportation projects
  • Environmental impact analysis for transportation projects

Transportation policy

Every transportation project has a variety of constraints and operating goals, including safety, transportation, environmental impact and visual impact within the community and others. Through handling a multitude of projects, Mannvit's experience has expanded. Mannvit uses this experience to support policy formation, transportation strategy and environmental impact strategy at the local, regional and national levels.

Reykjavik Area Regional Plan 2015-2040, development of Reykjavik Central Station and traffic safety manuals, are examples of recent projects.


Tryggvi Jónsson

Section Manager, Structure

+354 422 3045

Hörður Bjarnason

Civil Engineer M.Sc. Transport

+354 422 3011

Albert Skarphéðinsson

Civil Engineer M.Sc. Transport

+354 422 3028

Ólöf Kristjánsdóttir

Discipline Manager of Transport

+354 422 3320