COURSE SUMMARY
Course Title: 
Urban Transportation Planning
Course Code: 
15CVL473
Year Taught: 
2015
2016
2017
2018
Degree: 
Undergraduate (UG)
School: 
School of Engineering
Campus: 
Chennai
Coimbatore

'Urban Transportation Planning' is a course offered in B. Tech. in Civil Engineering program at School of Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham.

Unit 1

Urban Transportation Planning Process & Concepts: Role of transportation - Transportation problems - Urban travel characteristics - Evolution of transportation planning process - Concept of travel demand - Demand function - Independent variables - Travel attributes - Assumptions in demand estimation - Sequential, recursive and simultaneous processes.

Unit 2

Transportation Survey and Analysis: Definition of study area - Zoning - Types and sources of data - Road side interviews - Home interview surveys - Expansion factors - Accuracy checks. Trip Generation Analysis: Trip generation models - Zonal models - Category analysis - Household models - Trip attractions of work centers.

Trip Distribution Analysis: Trip distribution models - Growth factor models - Gravity models - Opportunity models.

Unit 3

Mode Split Analysis: Mode choice behaviour, Completing modes, Mode split curves, Probabilistic models.

Route Split Analysis - Elements of transportation networks, coding - minimum path trees, all-or-nothing assignment

TEXTBOOK

  • Hutchinson B. G., “Principles of Urban Transportation System Planning”, McGraw Hill, 1974.

REFERENCE BOOKS

  • Khanna S. K and Justo. C. E. G., “Highway Engineering”, Nem Chand &Bros., 2011
  • Kadiyali L. R., “Traffic Engineering and Transportation Planning”, Khanna Publishers, 2008.
  • Khisty C. J. and Iall. B. K., “Transportation Engineering - An Introduction”, Prentice Hall, 2002.
  • Bruton M. J., “Introduction to Transportation Planning”, Hutchinson of London, 1992.
  • Papacostas, C S, and Prevedouros. P. D, “Transportation Engineering and Planning”, Prentice Hall, 2009.
  • Dicky J. W., “Metropolitan Transportation Planning”, Taylor & Francis, 1983.