Road Traffic Management
City Planning and Transportation
3rd Cycle Studies
Lectures combining theoretical explanations with exercise solving and with conceptual and real-case discussions.
Provide students with a deep knowledge and with advanced R&D skills and competences on the subject of road traffic management.
Basic principles for transport network organization. Design vs. hierarchy rules. Corridor management and control strategies. Speed management. Parking management. Transit-oriented infrastructure management.
Integrated transport infrastructure management.
Road safety. Accident monitoring, analysis, and mitigation.
Intelligent transport systems. UTC, AVL, and VMS systems. Route Guidance. Automatic Road Pricing. Control,
communication, and information systems.
Microsimulation of transport systems. Traffic forecasting. Generation of alternative traffic solutions.
Performance assessment measures.
António José Pais Antunes
Home assignments and written final exam: 100.0%
Austroads, Guide to Traffic Engineering Practice, s/d
Button K, Hensher DA, Handbook of Transport Systems and Traffic Control, Pergamon, 2001
Elvik R, Vaa T, The Handbook of Road Safety Measures, Elsevier, 2004
Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), Traffic Analysis Toolbox, 2004
O’Flaherty CA, Transport Planning and Traffic Engineering, Butterworth-Heinemann, 1996
Slinn M, Mattews P, Guest P, Traffic Engineering Design: Principles and Practice, Butterworth-Heinemann, 2005
Transportation Research Board (TRB), Highway Capacity Manual, 2002