Nelson\Nygaard’s vision for growth includes the following:
Nelson\Nygaard will maintain its strength in all aspects of transit service, design and operations planning, from complete system restructurings for large cities to shuttle plans for small employers, to rural service plans. Nelson\Nygaard’s depth of experience in transit planning and operations provides necessary grounding for all of its other practice areas.
Paratransit and Community Transportation:
Nelson\Nygaard will lead the industry in all aspects of transportation planning for seniors and people with disabilities, including paratransit planning, ADA compliance, accessible transit infrastructure and community needs assessments. Nelson\Nygaard will expand its offerings to integrate community design and transportation planning for older adults.
Nelson\Nygaard will strengthen its position as a leader in balancing the needs of all modes of transportation in complex multimodal environments, including corridor studies, rail station area plans, and citywide and downtown access plans. We will continue to deepen our expertise in the technical requirements of all modes.
Nelson\Nygaard will become a leader in sustainable traffic engineering, particularly for street design, transit center design, traffic analysis and transit ridership projections.
Smart Growth and Transit Oriented Development:
Nelson\Nygaard will lead the industry in understanding the relationships among transportation planning, land use planning and demand management.
Nelson\Nygaard will continue to build our planning strength by providing ongoing program management and implementation assistance for projects that support this Strategic Plan.
Nelson\Nygaard will continue to develop our strength in financial planning, ensuring that our recommended plans are supported by practical and sustainable funding strategies.
Public Participation and Information:
Nelson\Nygaard will continue to integrate public participation into all of our practice areas, training all planning staff in successful techniques.
Climate Change and Sustainability:
With 40-50% of US CO2 emissions coming from the transportation sector – and 80% of those coming from personal mobility – NN will use all of the above skills to identify cost effective solutions for climate protection and promote the overall sustainability of our cities and economy.