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Traffic in the city 7.5 credits

Trafik för en attraktiv stad
Second cycle, C7001B
Course syllabus valid: Spring 2022 Sp 3 - Present
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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 (V0015B Sustainable Building) or equivalent.

More information about English language requirements


The selection is based on 20-285 credits

Course Aim
After completing the course participant should

Knowledge and understanding
• have knowledge about
 o basic traffic engineering concepts
 o the basics for dimensioning traffic systems for different types of traffic
 o traffic strategies for urban areas

Competence and Skills
• be able to
 o implement, apply and evaluate traffic strategy for urban areas
 o collaborate in groups with different compositions and present their results orally and in writing to colleagues

Judgement and approach
• have an understanding of holistic thinking about traffic technology in community building 


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.

Each course occasion´s language and form is stated and appear on the course page on Luleå University of Technology's website.
The course includes lectures, seminars, laboratory work and field exercises / inventory. The course begins with lectures and seminars. The course trains oral / written presentation, project work, group work / collaboration, in work with open issues. The purpose of the project assignment is to give students the opportunity to work with traffic strategy for an urban area.

If there is a decision on special educational support, in accordance with the Guideline Student's rights and obligations at Luleå University of Technology, an adapted or alternative form of examination can be provided.
The course is examined with 80% participation in lectures and participation in oral presentations / seminars, participation in field exercises / inventory
The learning objectives connected to:
Knowledge and understanding are examined through individual written project assignments. 
Competence and skills are examined through written and oral group work. 
Judgment and approach is examined through individual written project assignments with differentiated grades.

Mandatory attendance at lessons, oral presentations / seminars and field exercises / inventory.

All included examination parts must be completed for the final grade on 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 scaleCrStatusFrom 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.

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 17 Feb 2021