Transport Planning I
This course covers the basics of urban and regional transport planning, transport control, and the design, construction and operation of transport facilities. The lecture is interlinked with integrated tutorial modules detailing the subdomains of “Street space design” and “Urban transport engineering”.
As homework, the students are required to record and evaluate a road section as well as to draft their own street space design.
Furthermore, students draft their own light signal program for an intersection with traffic lights, then proceed to determine the transport quality of the junction and finally scale a small roundabout. Additionally, students acquire the theoretic background knowledge on transport demand origins and on macroscopic transport modelling. Students are also taught basic survey procedures.
Students attain fundamental knowledge on the design and operation of road infrastructure and its interconnections as well as on the relevant guidelines and regulations. They are enabled to draft smaller street space designs and learn the theory and methods for measuring urban junctions.
Students must take a written exam at the end of the semester. In order to do so, students are required to register for the exam via RWTHonline by a set deadline. This registration is not identical with the registration for the course and must be carried out in addition to the course registration.
The homework assignment is a prerequisite for the exam and consists of two parts. For each part – “Street space design” and “Urban transport engineering” respectively – students must complete a written homework assignment.
The prerequisites must be completed i.e. accredited no later than 14 days before the exam. The homework is assigned as part of the tutorial and must be completed within a set period of time.
Further information about th lecture, the exercise and the exam can be found in RWTHonline.