Traffic Engineering

Module aims

Students taking this module will aim to understand the following: Traffic flow variables, their measurement and queuing theory. Presentations on survey methods and data analysis techniques required by traffic engineers. The theory and models behind traffic simulation, including an introduction to the VISSIM microscopic traffic simulator. Principles of off-line and on-line traffic signal control, including an introduction to the SCOOT traffic signal control system and its implementation in London. The theory behind motorway monitoring and control. The management of different road user groups, including pedestrians of different abilities, buses, trams and cycles. Additionally a critical examination of the arguments behind traffic segregation and integration. Traffic engineering schemes. Quantitative methods: teaching and practice.

Learning outcomes

On successfully completing this module, students will possess a good understanding of traffic engineering, know basic quantitative methods required by traffic engineers, and understand how different road user groups interact and the consequences for traffic engineering. Examples relating to current industrial practice will be used to illustrate these key concepts.

Assessments

This information is provided separately via the Student VLE System

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