TRANSPORTATION NETWORK PLANNING
Learning outcomes of the course unit
The course provides the methodological, theoretical, cognitive instruments qualified for evaluations of interventions on the mobility system in the urban and environmental transport planning process.
The general concepts of demand-supply of transportation and the relative interactions evaluated with quantitative methods, are applied to people mobility demand and vehicular traffic forecasting system.
Transportation planning models are developed and applied to strategic and operative planning actual cases.
Arguments are developed by means phenomena analysis, models definition and case-study examination.
Course contents summary
Urbanistic and transportation planning
National and Emilia Romagna regional district area rules: reading and talking over laws and regulations
Urbanistic planning instruments
The region and province district areas urbanistic planning
Municipal planning: PSC, POC, RUE
Transportation planning instruments
From National Transportation Master Plan to Urban Traffic Plan
Planning process methodology
Transportation system planning
Defining the trasportation system: process and levels of planning
Transportation supply modelling. Definition of graph. Zoning
Cost and performance functions
Definition and features of transportation demand
Models of transportation demand: utility models. Structure of transportation forecasting models. Models of issue, distribution, selection, assignment. Estimation of demand by using models
Equilibrium of flows. Equilibrium of system
Calculating transportation network flows
Algorithms for the deterministic assignment model
Estimation of transportation demand
Transportation demand survey. Direct estimation of demand
Calibrating and checking the model
Using traffic flows for demand estimation. Estimation of O/D actual matrix of traffic flow
Valutation of transportation plan
Articulation of planning process
Phases and activities of strategic planning
Using trasportation forecasting models for strategic planning activities
Contents and methods of strategic planning
National transportation master plan
Regional transportation master plan
Local transportation plan
Operational town-planning tools
The feasibility study of a plan
The sustaineable mobility
The mobility management. Area district plan and companies home-work mobility plans
Innovating transportation systems
On call public transportation
Road & area pricing
Computers for transport and safety
P. Ferrari, Fondamenti di pianificazione dei trasporti, Pitagora editrice, 2001; E. Cascetta, Metodi quantitativi per la pianificazione dei sistemi di trasporto, CEDAM, 1990.
Oral examination on lessons and exercitations arguments.
Treatment of exercises and applications on theoretical arguments. Case-studies examination of lessons arguments.