6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL
Undergraduate - Unit
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This unit examines contemporary issues in urban transport planning. The concept of sustainable transport is introduced along with the steps in the transport planning process. Emphasis is placed on the interrelationship between transport and land use planning and on the range of supply and demand oriented approaches that can be used to enhance the sustainability of urban transport systems. Strategic transport network models are introduced with consideration given to the calibration and application of those models. Travel survey methods are considered and the relationship between survey design, survey administration and data quality is explored.
At the successful completion of this unit you will be able to:
- Assess the framework and techniques employed to appraise and evaluate options to enhance the sustainability of urban transport systems.
- Assess supply and demand-oriented responses to contemporary urban transport challenges.
- Discuss the strengths and weaknesses of different travel survey methodologies and interpret travel survey data.
- Apply an appropriate combination of models to predict travel demand.
Continuous assessment: 50%
Examination (2 hours): 50%
Students are required to achieve at least 45% in the total continuous assessment component and at least 45% in the final examination component and an overall mark of 50% to achieve a pass grade in the unit. Students failing to achieve this requirement will be given a maximum of 45% in the unit.
2 hours lecture, 2 hours practical and 8 hours private study per week.
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