Syllabus academic year 2010/2011
(Created 2010-07-25.)
Credits: 7,5. Grading scale: TH. Cycle: G2 (First Cycle). Main field: Technology. Language of instruction: The course might be given in English. VTTF05 overlaps following cours/es: ??2153. Compulsory for: IBYI2, IBYV3. Optional for: L4, V4tv. Course coordinator: Åse Svensson, and Zsuzsanna Toth-Szabo, Traffic Planning and Engineering. Recommended prerequisits: VTTF01 Traffic Engineering or VTVA15 Transports and Society and FMS032 Mathematical Statistics, Basic Course. Assessment: For a passing grade: approved exercises, approved project work and presence at the obligatory parts are needed. The grade is awarded on the basis of the project work consisting of a written project report and an oral presentation. Assessment is carried out with the teaching goals as a basis. Home page:

The aim of the course is to give the course participants more thorough and applicable knowledge about traffic and its effect on the environment, safety, accessibility and level of serviceability/mobility. Participants will be provided with tools to estimate and analyze the effects of traffic and will have the opportunity to apply these on a real case in existing traffic environment. After completing the course, participants will be familiar with different measures on an overall and local level as well as their expected effects. Participants will gain a system-view about concurrent respectively conflicting interests in the work towards sustainable transport.

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Have knowledge about methods for measuring and estimating serviceability/mobility safety, accessibility, noise and exhausts

· Understand the aspects of security

· Have knowledge about the most important measures to change / improve serviceability/mobility, accessibility, security, traffic safety, traffic noise and air-pollution caused by traffic

· Understand how road user behaviour changes due to different measures

· Have a good understanding of the relation between traffic planning and its effects

Skills and abilities
For a passing grade the student must

Have the ability to define required data in order to estimate the effects of traffic in a traffic environment and to accomplish the data collection

· Have the ability to use different software for calculating the effects of traffic and to critically judge the reliability

· Write a report based on exercises and application on a real case in existing traffic environment and belonging analyses

· Discuss and lecture about effects of traffic

· Gain a system-view regarding traffic effects on different levels and have the ability to discourse about how measures regarding improving

The course is based on four topics according to the basic traffic engineering criteria: Accessibility, Have the ability to define required data in order to estimate the effects of traffic in a traffic environment and to accomplish the data collection

· Have the ability to use different software for calculating the effects of traffic and to critically judge the reliability

· Write a report based on exercises and application on a real case in existing traffic environment and belonging analyses

· Discuss and lecture about effects of traffic

· Gain a system-view regarding traffic effects on different levels and have the ability to discourse about how measures regarding improving, Safety and Environment. All topics will be discussed for 1-2 weeks, including lectures and exercises as well as application of topic elements on the own project. The project is a piece of existing traffic environment. All topics are closed by a longer seminar where findings are discussed. The project work will be reported in a written form and presented verbally at the end of the course.

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Marshall, S (2005) Streets and Patterns. London: Spon Press.
Ortuzar, J.D., and Willumsen, L.G. (2001), Modelling Transport, 3rd ed., Wiley, Chichester.
TRB (1992) Traffic Flow Theory (
Vägverket, TRAST ’Trafik för en attraktiv stad’ (
A specific course library with basic literature will be available during the course. Besides this, course participants will be provided with a list of relevant literature, where most can be down-loaded or borrowed at Studentcentrum.