After completing this course, the student should be able:
- Gaining insight into the factors that account for developments in traffic and transport and being able to address traffic and transport issues from various different perspectives (economy, psychology, geography).
- Implementing a 4-step macroscopic traffic model and understanding the influence of corresponding model coefficients;
- Implementation of measures in a macroscopic traffic model and evaluation of the associated effects;
- Using relevant indicators to describe the performance of the traffic system;
- Quantitatively analyzing, interpreting and evaluating traffic data and model results;
- Implementing a functional design for a relatively straightforward traffic application;
This is a part of Module 3, Traffic and Transport of the Bachelor Civil Engineering. See here for the complete description of this module.
For the project you will act as a consultancy bureau, set out to advise the municipality about what in your eyes is the best solution to a specific transportation problem. The objective is to develop a new urban area. The project will involve a major modification towards CO2-neutral transportation, while maintaining accessibility and reinforcing the economic structure. To understand and describe the transport system, you will use accessibility measures and a traffic model. The solutions and measures proposed by the consultancy bureau will be included in this model to predict traffic flows in case the proposed measures would be implemented. Furthermore, techniques relating to transport planning and policy will be used to assess whether the chosen measures will be compliant with the specific policy objectives. The project will be concluded with a presentation of the proof of concept. An explanatory memorandum (technical report) will elaborate on the analysis, the developed concepts and the impact on car use, accessibility and the economic structure of the new area.
The standard OER pass/fail rules apply. The Transport Studies project consists of the main project, a smart mobility assignment, and an individual writing assignment. To pass for the project, all three parts should be assessed as sufficient.
External students who are interested in this elective: please contact firstname.lastname@example.org