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In September 2014, Mr. Robin King, P.Eng. partnered with Mr. Michael MacDonald, P.Eng. to form Harbourside Transportation Consultants (HTC), an associated consulting engineering firm of Harbourside Engineering Consultants (HEC). Harbourside Transportation Consultants, an Atlantic Canadian engineering firm with offices in St. John's, NL, Dartmouth, NS, Charlottetown, PE and Hamilton, ON, specializes in the analysis, design, project management, public consultation and construction implementation of transportation infrastructure projects, with an emphasis on traffic analysis, transportation planning and transportation design, including highways, signalized intersections, interchanges and roundabouts.

HTC specializes in two major work streams: transportation planning and geometric design.

Transportation Planning

Harbourside Transportation Consultants' team is experienced in a variety of types of traffic studies, including:

  • Transportation master plans
  • Traffic impact studies/statements
  • Intersection operational analysis (signalized, unsignalized and roundabouts)
  • Parking studies
  • Road safety audits
  • Access management studies
  • Traffic signal timing/phasing analysis
  • Traffic calming studies
  • Public consultation
  • Cycling plans

HTC utilizes industry standard software tools for transportation planning including, Synchro/Sim Traffic, Arcady (roundabouts), Vehicle Tracking, PTV Vistro and PTV VISUM.

Geometric Design Services

Our team is experienced in a variety of transportation infrastructure design. Our use of Civil 3D and other design software assists our designers to create quality documents for our clients. Design projects include:

  • Roundabouts
  • Traffic signals
  • Highway interchanges
  • Intersections
  • Highways
  • Municipal streets
  • Parking lots
  • Signage and pavement markings


Roundabouts are becoming a more prominent part of the road network in Canada, particularly in Atlantic Canada. Their benefits include increased capacity, improved safety, capital cost savings, improved aesthetics and environment (greenhouse gas emissions).

As with other types of intersections, proper evaluation, analysis and design is essential to optimize all of the benefits of roundabouts. Our engineers and designers know the importance of good design and creating a roundabout that is safe for all users (vehicles, pedestrians, cyclists, vulnerable road users) is the goal of each and every project.