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Transport Planning and Traffic Engineering

1st Edition

Edited by Coleman A. O'Flaherty

CRC Press

560 pages

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'Transport Planning and Traffic Engineering' is a comprehensive textbook on the relevant principles and practice. It includes sections on transport policy and planning, traffic surveys and accident investigation, road design for capacity and safety, and traffic management. Clearly written and illustrated, the book is ideal reading for students of transport, transport planning, traffic engineering and road design.

This new book, written by senior academics in the field of transport, is a worthy successor to the widely acclaimed first volume of O'Flaherty's Highways. The content has been expanded and thoroughly updated to reflect the many changes that have taken place in this topical area.

Reviews

"It is not only a good textbook but also a valuable resource book" Municipal Engineer "Provides a valuable reference for students of transport engineering." London Transport Planning "…the contents are extremely comprehensive…once again, Prof. O Flaherty has compiled an invaluable compendium and overview of information which contains at least something of value for students studying any aspect of highways, traffic or transport…" Proceedings of the Chartered Institute of Transport, Vol. 7, No. 4,

Table of Contents

1:Evolution of the transport task * 2:Transport administration and planning * 3:Transport policy * 4:Economic and environmental appraisal of transport improvement projects * 5:Principles of transport analysis and forecasting * 6:Transport planning strategies * 7:Developing the parking plan * 8:Planning for pedestrians, cyclists and disabled people * 9:Technologies for urban, inter-urban and rural passenger transport systems * 10:Planning for public transport * 11:Freight transport planning - an introduction * 12:Issues in survey design * 13:Observational traffic surveys * 14:Participatory transport surveys* 15: Accident prevention, investigation and reductions * 16:Introduction to traffic flow theory * 17:Road capacity and design standard approaches to road design * 18:Road accidents * 19:Geometric design of streets and * 20:Intersection design and capacity * 21:Introduction to computer-aided design of streets and highways * 22:Design of off-street parking facilities * 23:Road lighting * 24:Regulatory measures of traffic management * 25:Physical methods of traffic control * 26:Traffic signal control at intersections * 27:Signal control in networks * 28:Driver information systems.

About the Authors/Editor

Coleman A. O'Flaherty was Foundation Professor of the Institute for Transport Studies at the University of Leeds, Chief Engineer of the National Capital Development Commission, and both Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Professor Emeritus at the University of Tasmania.

Christopher A. Nash has worked for the University of Leeds as Professor of Transport Economics and written a number of books and papers on transport project appraisal and economics.

Anthony D. May worked for the Greater London Council for 10 years, as has been Professor of Transport Engineering, Director of the Institute for Transport Studies, Head of Department of Civil Engineering and Dean of the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Leeds.

Michael G. H. Bell is Professor at the Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies at the University of Sydney, Australia, as well as Associate Editor of Transportation Research B.

Peter W. Bonsall has worked as a Systems Analyst with Software Services Ltd, Research Assistant and then Professor of Transport Planning at the University of Leeds. He is a prolific writer of research papers.

Gerald R. Leake worked with Freeman Fox and Partners and Liverpool Planning Department before becoming a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Leeds.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
TEC009160
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Civil / Transport