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Course Detail

Course Name Urban Transportation Planning
Course Code 15CVL473
Program B. Tech. in Civil Engineering
Year Taught 2019


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

Text Books

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


  • 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.

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