Postgraduate

CEG8434 : Transport Policy and Planning (Inactive)

Semesters
Semester 1 Credit Value: 20
ECTS Credits: 10.0

Aims

1.       To introduce students to the grand challenges, the process of policy formulation, stakeholder engagement and policy evaluation, using appropriate and relevant case studies from the UK, Europe and Worldwide.
2.       To introduce students to key policy documents and legislation relevant to transport at the local, national and international level in areas such as planning, policy and finance; alternative transport modes; environmental issues; health and safety; and energy and fuels.
3.       To introduce transport planning in National, Regional and Local contexts
4.       To introduce how to implement Smarter Choices and sustainable transport concepts with some real world examples with attention to developed and developing countries,
5.       To generate discussion about Travel Plan Process and how these plans can be implemented in reality - taking into account behaviour and organisational considerations.

Outline Of Syllabus

Grand challenges, the historical context and the need for transport policy; future targets for climate change; how to formulate policy and the key processes involved; gathering information for evidence-based policy making; stakeholder engagement; understanding public attitudes and policy acceptance; case studies of policy formulation from the UK, Europe and Worldwide; Sustainable development commercial/residential (Home Zone site visit); Elements of Travel planning; Transport Assessment, Sustainable travel choices (Walking, cycling, Public transport (PT)); Local Authority Initiatives to improve air quality; PT ticketing/price incentives; Bus branding and route planning, PT Marketing; Mobility Management (Developed and Developing countries)

Teaching Methods

Please note that module leaders are reviewing the module teaching and assessment methods for Semester 2 modules, in light of the Covid-19 restrictions. There may also be a few further changes to Semester 1 modules. Final information will be available by the end of August 2020 in for Semester 1 modules and the end of October 2020 for Semester 2 modules.

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture102:0020:00The lectures to cover the relevant topics
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion115:0015:00Report on travel plan activity
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion12:002:00Examination
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion201:0020:00Revision for examination
Guided Independent StudyDirected research and reading1138:00138:00Includes background reading and reading of lecture notes for a full understanding of the material.
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesWorkshops12:002:00Mobility Management (developing countries)
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesFieldwork13:003:00Home zones
Total200:00
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

Specialist knowledge, understanding and skills are primarily imparted via lectures. Students carry out travel planning activities to reinforce these skills. In addition to the formal lectures, field visits, workshops and several guest lectures will be included to cover the practical implementation of transport plans.

Assessment Methods

Please note that module leaders are reviewing the module teaching and assessment methods for Semester 2 modules, in light of the Covid-19 restrictions. There may also be a few further changes to Semester 1 modules. Final information will be available by the end of August 2020 in for Semester 1 modules and the end of October 2020 for Semester 2 modules.

The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners

Exams
Description Length Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Written Examination1201A70Unseen examination
Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Report1M30Travel Plan Activity (1000 words max) This is a group work
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

This module is assessed by written examination and coursework. The examination tests students' knowledge and understanding of underlying issues in the module through written communication. The coursework (a report on Travel Plan Activity) examines the students' decision making skills using a real-world case study.

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