About

Abrams Associates is a Walnut Creek, California based consulting firm specializing in traffic engineering and transportation planning. The firm has over 30 years of experience in providing traffic engineering services for a wide variety of projects. The principals of the firm, Stephen and Charilie Abrams, have provided engineering consulting and project development services to clients throughout the Bay Area.

Abrams Associates has undertaken hundred of traffic and transportation
engagements - many of them large, complex, and controversial. The firm stresses the need to make the traffic engineering and transportaion planning process a practical one, by using their skills to guide projects through environmental and other regulatory reviews to timely implementation.

The firm has provided traffic and transportation consulting services to a wide range of private clients, and public clients at all levels of government. The firm is generally engaged by developers, property owners, and project planners. Public clients include agencies at the local, city, county, regional state, and federal levels. The firm emphasizes the high quality of its products, close interaction with clients, and the need for creative, practical solutions to transportation and traffic problems.

Members of the firm, and associated consultants, are talented transportation professionals with broad experience and research backgrounds, who have been active in private and public engineering and planning in the Bay Area over the last thirty years. Abrams Associates knows the political landscape, and specialized in satisfying its clients in a timely and high quality manner. The firm possesses a successful track record of completing projects to fit the client's needs.

Abrams Associates has extensive experience working directly for many local cities, and has worked on a retainer basis for several cities in the Bay Area, especially in the East Bay in Contra Costa, Alameda and Solano Counties. For the cities of El Cerrito, Brentwood, Orinda and Clayton, Abrams Associates has provided citywide traffic engineering services on an on-call basis.

Specific specialized traffic projects that we have completed for cities include the following:

  • Traffic Control Device Inventories
  • Traffic Signal Design and Warrant Analysis
  • Geometric Design and Signing/Striping Plans
  • Speed Surveys/Speed Limit Studies
  • Traffic Operational Studies
  • Residential Traffic Control/Traffic Calming
  • Accident Studies/Development of Safety Improvements
  • Construction Traffic Control Planning