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Transport and Sustainable Urban Mobility

Code 12024
Year 5
Semester S1
ECTS Credits 6
Workload T(30H)/TP(30H)
Scientific area Planning and Urbanism
Entry requirements Approval to Roads.
Learning outcomes The following competencies will be developed in this curricular unit:
a) Domain street intersection’s design in urban areas, including priority intersections, roundabouts and signalized intersections
b) Understanding the need for urban planning integrating mobility policies.
c) Understanding general concepts and data collection processes required in traffic studies and transport planning.
d) Understanding the concept of sustainable urban mobility in its different features: pedestrian, access for people with disabilities, or special needs, non-motorized (cycling) and motorized modes.
e) Understanding the different urban transport subsystems: Parking Policy and Management, Public Transportation, Traffic Calming, Pedestrian System
f) Recognition of different families of transport planning models
Syllabus 1) TRANSPORT SYSTEMS AND URBAN PLANNING: Historical evolution of urban transport system’s typologies. Historical context of urban planning processes and its articulation with the transport systems.
2) TRANSPORT PLANNING: Basic concepts for transport studies. Transport Models. Four-step model. Discrete Choice Models. Activity Based Models.
3) TRANSPORT INFRASTRUCTURES AND URBAN MOBILITY: Road hierarchy and geometric criteria of urban transport infrastructures. Sustainable urban mobility in its different features: pedestrian, access for people with disabilities, or special needs, non-motorized cycling) and motorized modes. Dimensioning of road intersections: unsignalized intersections, signalized intersections and roundabouts. Capacity and service levels of urban road infrastructures.
Main Bibliography 1) Seco, Álvaro; Pires da Costa, Américo – Manual de planeamento das acessibilidades e da gestão viária – CCDRN, 2008.
2) IMTT – Coleção de Brochuras Técnicas/Temáticas de apoio à elaboração de Planos de Mobilidade e Transportes; Pacote de Mobilidade – Território, Acessibilidade e Gestão de Mobilidade - 2011.
3) IMT (2020), Coleção de Documento normativos para aplicação a arruamentos urbanos
4) Vuchic, Vukan – Urban Transit: Operations, Planning and Economics - John Wiley & Sons, 2005.
5) Ortúzar, Juan; Willumsen, Luis - Modelling Transport - John Wiley & Sons; 3rd Edition; 2001;
6) TRB - Highway Capacity Manual 2016 - 6th edition; Transportation Research Board; National Research Council; Washington, 2016.
7) Hensher, David; Rose, John; Green, William - Applied Choice analysis: A Primer - Cambridge University Press; Cambridge; 2005.
Teaching Methodologies and Assessment Criteria The UC lasts for one semester, involving 60 hours of contact with the teacher, 98 hours of autonomous work and 10 hours for evaluation (total: 168 hours). The approval of this course unit gives the student 6 ECTS. The hours contact are organized as follows:
- theoretical classes (T), with exposure of the syllabus and public presentation of research papers prepared by the students.
- theoretical-practical classes (TP), application of taught subjects in works with field data collected, and preparation and discussion of projects, accompanied by the teacher.
The evaluation is carried out in two phases:
Periodic assessment with a written test (25%), theoretical work presented in class (25%) and practical work (45%). Attendance will be considered in the assessment (5%).
Final exam: Written exam (50%) and practical work (45%). Attendance will be considered in the assessment by exam (5%).
Language Portuguese. Tutorial support is available in English.
Last updated on: 2021-10-11

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