GHA: Streamlining Traffic Impact and Parking Studies

At Gewalt Hamilton Associates, Inc. (GHA), we recognize that traffic impact and parking studies are fundamental to the planning, design, and operation of efficient transportation systems. These studies play a critical role in identifying the impacts of new developments on the surrounding infrastructure and are vital for creating strong community relations and supporting sustainable growth.


GHA stands out for our comprehensive understanding of the intricacies involved in traffic flow and parking dynamics. We seamlessly bridge the gap between complex transportation systems and clear communication. This unique ability makes us a valuable partner, facilitating effective dialogue between developers, regulators, and the community.

We appreciate the personal nature of traffic and parking concerns, recognizing that each street and community has its own unique challenges. This sensitivity allows us to tailor our solutions to address the specific needs at hand, allowing us to not only meet, but exceed the expectations of all stakeholders involved.

Dan Brinkman, P.E., PTOE, Senior Transportation Engineer

“Our team excels in distilling the complexities of traffic impact and parking studies into clear, actionable insights. We pride ourselves on our ability to communicate these insights to everyone involved.”

 -Dan Brinkman, P.E., PTOE, Senior Transportation Engineer


  • Expertise and Experience: Our team’s experience and depth of knowledge in roadway and highway engineering set us apart. We bring a nuanced understanding of traffic impact and parking studies, and with an awareness of the focal points for review agencies, we proactively address concerns that might arise. This foresight ensures that we deliver solutions that are both effective and transparent, facilitating a smoother review and approval process for all parties involved.
  • Streamlined Solutions: Utilizing the strengths of our in-house Data Collection Division, along with the latest technology and the specialized skills of our Signal Design and Survey Group, we offer cost-effective solutions that streamline traffic and parking impact studies, enhancing efficiency and precision. Our expertise enables us to effectively assess proposed infrastructure upgrades and identify potential issues in existing traffic and parking configurations at the start of proposed projects.
  • Collaborative Excellence: Collaboration is key, and we excel at bringing together various jurisdictions and stakeholders. We are adept at understanding the impacts of roadway projects, access design, and operation, while verifying that all parties have a clear understanding of project implications.


Through close collaboration with divisions such as our Municipal Services and Site Design, we leverage a diverse range of projects and services for a complete understanding of traffic impact and parking studies. This allows us to deliver analyses and solutions that are informed by a comprehensive grasp of municipal requirements, site design principles, and practical implementation strategies.

Our in-house expertise means that every traffic impact analysis and parking study is guided by firsthand insights into the regulatory frameworks and design considerations unique to each project. This integrated approach not only enhances our capability to devise practical, seamlessly integrated solutions but also enriches our service offerings, reflecting our dedication to solving complex challenges with integrity and innovation. By leveraging the combined knowledge and experience of our in-house divisions, we are uniquely positioned to address the multifaceted challenges of traffic impact and parking studies with precision and creativity.

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GHA’s approach is centered on recognizing the unique needs of each project and community, guiding us to create solutions that have a lasting, positive impact. Let us be your partner in navigating traffic impact and parking studies, ensuring your project’s success through informed planning and strategic execution.


  • Traffic Impact Studies
  • Traffic Signal Warrant Studies
  • Neighborhood Traffic Studies
  • Parking Supply and Demand Studies
  • Functional Parking Layout
  • Traffic Modeling/SYNCHRO
  • Safety Studies
  • Traffic Data Collection
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Assistance and Presentation at Public Meetings and Hearings
  • Drive-Time Studies
  • Access Design and Evaluation
  • Site Circulation and Planning
  • Crash Analysis
  • Study Review