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Syllabus for

Academic year
BOM040 - Urban traffic planning
 
Syllabus adopted 2014-02-11 by Head of Programme (or corresponding)
Owner: MPIEE
7,5 Credits
Grading: TH - Five, Four, Three, Not passed
Education cycle: Second-cycle
Major subject: Civil and Environmental Engineering
Department: 50 - CIVIL AND ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING


Teaching language: English
Open for exchange students
Block schedule: A

Course module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 Summer course No Sp
0107 Examination 7,5c Grading: TH   7,5c   14 Mar 2016 pm EKL,  Contact examiner,  17 Aug 2016 pm SB

In programs

MPIEE INFRASTRUCTURE AND ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING, MSC PROGR, Year 1 (compulsory elective)
MPIEE INFRASTRUCTURE AND ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING, MSC PROGR, Year 2 (compulsory elective)

Examiner:

Professor  Lars Rosén



Eligibility:


In order to be eligible for a second cycle course the applicant needs to fulfil the general and specific entry requirements of the programme that owns the course. (If the second cycle course is owned by a first cycle programme, second cycle entry requirements apply.)
Exemption from the eligibility requirement: Applicants enrolled in a programme at Chalmers where the course is included in the study programme are exempted from fulfilling these requirements.

Course specific prerequisites

VMT043 - Technical urban planning or corresponding course

Aim

Give knowledge and ability to plan and analyze individual and public traffic systems including road systems for walking and biking. Give knowledge to analyze capacity, traffic safety and environment, traffic emissions and impacts. The course shall give practical applications.

Learning outcomes (after completion of the course the student should be able to)

Compute and judge the capacity of a road, street and a junction. Describe factors important for the traffic safety. Describe the demands from pedestrians and cyclists. Define and explain the concept of traffic planning. Describe the current Swedish and European traffic and environmental policies. Explain the concept sustainable development and what it means in connection to road traffic. Explain and develop the behavior of the driver interactions between vehicles. Describe the traffic system in terms of traffic characteristics such as flow, density and speed. Describe traffic queuing systems analytically. Analyse a traffic system using queuing theory or simulation models. Apply the concepts of demand, willingness to pay, consumer surplus and price elasticity. Describe, explain and chose physical means, rules and informatics in order to monitor traffic. Make numerical calculation related to accessibility and mobility and judge the result. Describe the air pollution from road traffic and be able to estimate emissions and impact. Describe the procedure for making a traffic forecast according to the four-step model.

Report group assignment work orally and in writing and critically evaluate and discuss the findings.

Content

Traffic flow theory. Traffic simulation. Traffic survey. Capacity calculation. Traffic safety. Risk assessment. Traffic management. Pedestrians and bikers demand. Accessability and strategic mobility. Public transport. Customer valuation of accessability and comfort. Transport economy. Price elasticity. Cost benefit analysis. Congestion fees. Traffic forcasts. Emissions and immissions. Noise and pollution. Study visit to an important infrastructure object e.g. Öresund bridge. Sustainable transport.

Organisation

The course is given with lectures, exercises, study visits and individual and group assignments.

Literature

Principles of Highway Engineering and Traffic Analysis.


Exercises and solutions.

Examination

Written exam. All individual and group assignments passed. the Assignments can give bonus points to be added to the exam result.


Published: Wed 26 Feb 2020.