Syllabus academic year 2011/2012
(Created 2011-09-01.)
Credits: 7,5. Grading scale: TH. Cycle: G2 (First Cycle). Main field: Technology. Language of instruction: The course might be given in English. VTTF10 overlaps following cours/es: ??2154 and VTT141. Compulsory for: IBYV2. Optional for: V4tv. Course coordinator: Åse Svensson, and Zsuzsanna Toth-Szabo,, Traffic and Roads. Recommended prerequisits: VTTF05 Traffic Engineering Theory. 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, traffic safety, accessibility and level of service. 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

Skills and abilities
For a passing grade the student must

The course is based on four topics according to the basic traffic engineering criteria: Accessibility, Level of service, 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

Elvik, R., Erke, A., Vaa, T., Borger, A.. (1997) Trafikksikkerhetshåndboken, TØI, Oslo, Norge
Hydén, C. red. (2008) Trafiken i den hållbara staden, Studentlitteratur, Lund
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.