Postgraduate

CEG8436 : Transport Policy and Planning

Semesters
Semester 1 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 5.0

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
Structured Guided LearningLecture materials22:004:00Non-synchronous online The students will be provided relevant study material (PPT presentations etc.
Structured Guided LearningLecture materials41:004:00Non-synchronous online The students will be provided relevant study material (PPT presentations etc.
Structured Guided LearningLecture materials23:006:00Non-synchronous online The students will be provided relevant study material (PPT presentations etc.
Structured Guided LearningLecture materials11:001:00Non-synchronous online The students will be provided relevant study material (PPT presentations etc.
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture11:001:00Synchronous online Specialist seminar
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture12:002:00Synchronous online
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion144:0044:00Module assessments
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesWorkshops11:001:00PiP – synchronous online Online version for non-PiP students.
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesDrop-in/surgery50:302:30Enhanced learning surgery sessions Synchronous online Q&A
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study132:3032:30Background reading/reading of lecture notes for a full understanding of the material
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesScheduled on-line contact time11:001:00Coursework Intro PiP – synchronous online Online version for non-PiP students.
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesModule talk11:001:00Present in person Introductions to the module Suggest work plans for non-synchronous activities.
Total100:00
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.

Alternatives will be offered to students unable to be present-in-person due to the prevailing C-19 circumstances.
Student’s should consult their individual timetable for up-to-date delivery information.

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

Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Report1M100Travel planning report (2500 words max); This is an individual piece of work
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

The coursework (a report on Travel Plan Activity) examines the students' decision making skills using a real-world case study.

Reading Lists

Timetable