Urban Transport Modelling - Introduction to Travel Demand Modelling

I teach half of this course covering topics noted below.

This course introduces the conventional four-step travel forecasting procedure, as currently applied in urban areas throughout the world. The unit will complement those learnt in the other transport units to provide a well-rounded knowledge of transport planning and management. The main topics include an overview of the transport planning system, land-use models, network construction, data requirements, trip generation models, trip distribution models, mode choice models, highway paths and assignment, validation and acceptance testing, and forecasting. The course will also allow students to practice using transportation forecasting software in a project assignment. The focus is on the application of transport models in real world settings.

The following describes the learning goals that this course aims to achieve and details how the achievement of these goals will be assessed.

• Apply concepts, techniques and principles that underlie transport planning and analysis.

• Manage the impacts of future trends in transport management, planning and analysis.

• Use contemporary modelling techniques to solve problems in transport planning and analysis).

• Engage in lifelong learning, reflective thinking and self and peer assessment.

• Communicate effectively in verbal, written and group contexts to a professional standard.

Lecture 1

Evolution of Transport Planning

History of Transportation

Lecture 2

Cost of Travel

Cost Benefit Analysis

Lecture 3

Land Use Modelling

Lecture 4

Data, Survey, and Sampling Methods

Lecture 5

Demand Modelling and Intro to Statistics

Lecture 6:

Trip Generation and Linear Regression