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Traffic in the city 7.5 credits

Trafik för en attraktiv stad
Second cycle, C7001B
Course syllabus valid: Spring 2020 Sp 3 - Present
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Syllabus established
The plan is established by the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering 2007-01-31 and is valid from H07.

Last revised
by Assistant Director of Undergraduate Studies Eva Gunneriusson, Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering 05 Nov 2019

Education level
Second cycle
Grade scale
G U 3 4 5
Traffic Engineering
Subject group (SCB)
Civil and Environmental Engineering

Entry requirements

Basic knowledge of urban planning (F0002B Urban Design) or equivalent, and report writing and oral presentation.

More information about English language requirements


The selection is based on 20-285 credits

Course Aim

The student should have knowledge of:

·         Traffic strategies for urban areas

·         Basic traffic engineering concepts

·         Foundation of dimensioning of transport systems, for different modes of transport.

Have an understanding of::

·         Holistic approach of Traffic Engineering in Civil and Environmental Engineering.

The student should be able to:

·         Implement, enforce and evaluate traffic strategy for urban areas and

·         Collaborate in groups with different compositions and present their findings orally and in writing to colleagues.


Work with traffic strategy for the urban area with the support of the handbook TRAST. Systematic literature survey based on scientific sources. Socio-economic calculations and capacity and accessibility at intersections.

The course deals mainly with urban traffic; traffic outside the urban area is discussed briefly. The course covers:

•       The city's character

•       Travel and transport, where and why people travel

•       Safety, availability and security

•       Pedestrian traffic, cycle traffic, moped traffic

•       Public transport

•       Interchanges, railway stations

•       Vehicular traffic

Freight traffic and emergency traffic are dealt with in this course briefly, as part of vehicular traffic.

The course begins with a theoretical work. Individual study questions used to quickly get into the literature. This is followed by project work and laboratory work on partly socio-economic calculations and partly capacity and accessibility at intersections.

This is followed by field work and analysis, as well as individual literature studies. This work results in an individual written report to be presented and discussed.


The course is carried out through lectures, seminars and workshops. The course starts with lectures and seminars. In the course the students practice oral / written presentation, project work, teamwork / collaboration, working with open problems. The aim of the project work is to provide students the opportunity to work with traffic strategy for the urban area.


Attendance to 80% of lectures and seminars to allow you to apply the theory in your project work. The examination takes the form of project work presented orally and in writing.
Continuous follow-up with two deadlines for the sub-assignments under the course.

Transition terms

Charlotta Johansson

Literature. Valid from Autumn 2017 Sp 1 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)
Trafiken i den hållbara staden. 2008. Hydén mfl. Studentlitteratur. ISBN 978-91-44-05301-1.

Trafik för en attraktiv stad, TRAST. Vägverket och Sveriges kommuner och landsting.

Vägars och gators utformning, VGU. Vägverket.

GCM-handboken. Vägverket.

Along with maps and data as a basis for project work.

Course offered by
Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering

CodeDescriptionGrade scaleHPStatusFrom periodTitle
0001LecturesU G#1.00MandatoryA07
0002Field workU G#1.00MandatoryA07
0003Project work, part 1U G#2.00MandatoryA07
0004Project work, part 2U G#2.00MandatoryA07
0005Oral and written report on project workG U 3 4 51.50MandatoryA07

Study guidance
Study guidance for the course is to be found in our learning platform Canvas before the course starts. Students applying for single subject courses get more information in the Welcome letter. You will find the learning platform via My LTU.