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John Emslie  From development planning and traffic management, to behaviourally-based movement planning, John has fully embraced transport’s new and widened scope, from past capacity-driven quick fixes, to todays real world ‘big picture’ planning for people and communities.


John's thorough technical grounding working for an inner London authority, and then consultancy has been invaluable in developing forward-looking movement schemes, initiatives, and research such as  national Shared Space design guidance.  


Working in the Urban Flow way was always John's ambition - wanting to do things better and differently, working fully collaboratively and more creatively with clients and partners.

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The Team

Urban Flow is really fortunate to be able offer a highly skilled, motivated, and trusted team of Consultants that we know really well having worked side for many years.  Between us, we've got movement planning and engineering covered!

Lorna fully demonstrates the ethos of delivering Urban Flow’s work in an creative yet straightforward and legible way.


Her analysis and assessment skills are complemented by the ability to translate that research and findings into a highly graphic form, through freehand sketches and software, readily understood and appreciated by our clients.


She is expert in sensitive street design, multi-modal analysis, street auditing, pedestrian and cyclist behaviour, station access, and survey design and has managed substantial projects including: station access schemes, corridor and neighbourhood schemes, traffic management and freight studies.

Simon brings a wealth of experience including transport planning, strategy development, development and masterplanning support, strategic and local modelling and concept and feasibility design.


He also has project management experience with both public and private clients on major high-profile studies.


His considerable understanding of developing models help to inform scheme development.  He is highly numerate, literate and able to express his thoughts visually through attractive and informative diagrams – a rare and valuable combination.

Paul has long experience in the design, analysis and implementation of highway, traffic management and other transportation projects.  His expertise covers traffic management, bus priority, traffic impact studies, traffic calming, safety audit, road safety projects and traffic signal design.  Projects range from safety-led to major highway improvements and major, public transport, infrastructure schemes.

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Julie has always been exploring - passionate about people's movements in and around urban areas - it was only natural for her to choose a career in transport planning.   As a transport planner and civil engineer she has experience in a wide range of disciplines including land surveying, urban evaluation techniques, masterplanning, transport and infrastructure planning and civil engineering design.  


Her double masters degree in planning and engineering has provided Julie strong knowledge of key process and theories as well as design skills in transport planning.



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Sam  Enthusiastic, determined and hardworking person always prepared to put in that extra effort is to pursue a career that is rewarding and challenges my potential on an everyday basis while enjoying my working environment.


has three years’ experience development related planning and use of strategic highway models to test future year development and infrastructure schemes.  Her first hand strategic planning capability adds significantly to Urban Flow's capability.


Enthus  knowledge of As a result, she has significant knowledge of the SATURN software package and is a skilled user of MapInfo, ARCGIS and Microsoft Excel to analyse and present outputs to clients.


Sam also has experience of using other software packages particularly Emme for public transport assessments using TFL’s Railplan model and Paramics for operational assessment of infrastructure schemes.  


Sam has developed key skills in analysing the outputs of models and presenting the results in an interesting and easy to interpret way, by using both GIS software and manipulating quantitative data in Excel.  


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Transport Consultant

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