Transport Policy

Module aims

  • To consider and analyse the nature and process of formulating transport policy.  
  • To cover the main types of policy measures typically introduced and their impacts on behaviour.
  • To examine interactions between transport policy and other policy areas.

Learning outcomes

On successfully completing this course unit, students will be able to: 

  • Understand how transport fits into and interacts with wider policy
  • Explain the theory and the reality of transport policy development, how they differ and why
  • Show awareness of the range of transport policy measures, their application and their applicability
  • Demonstrate the principal impacts of transport policies, positive and negative
  • Know how transport proposals can be appraised and how transport interventions should be evaluated

Module syllabus

  • Many sessions will consist of a double lecture dedicated to a particular topic; some sessions will include a presentation from a guest speaker. 

No.

Topic

Staff

01-02

Introduction to module; the idealised policy process

TC

03-04

Policy tools and other context

TC

05-06

Economy – prosperity and growth; supply and demand

TC

07-08

Accessibility and social inclusion

HT

09-10

Land development and regeneration

HT

11-12

Environment

HT

13-14

Safety, health and well-being

NC

15-16

Political reality; conclusion

TC

Teaching methods

A combination of lectures and seminars.  Lectures will be held at UCL.

Assessments

Assignment Title

Date Set

Date Due

Return Date

Coursework Weighting

Set by

CW1: Critical assessment of a transport policy development example

27/10/2017

10/11/2017

1/12/2017

35%

TC

CW2: Development of outline strategy to respond to defined problem

1/12/2017

8/1/2018

29/1/2018

65%

TC

Reading list

Core

Supplementary