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.
Evolution of Transport Planning
History of Transportation
Cost of Travel
Cost Benefit Analysis
Land Use Modelling
Data, Survey, and Sampling Methods
Demand Modelling and Intro to Statistics
Trip Generation and Linear Regression