The term ‘Traffic Management’ represents the process of adjusting or adapting the use of an existing road system to meet specified objectives without resorting to substantial new road construction. The underlying training material is related to a large field involving both traffic systems and urban development issues. It is also a working area with strong links with both civil engineering and urban planning.
The material is not to be percieved as a basic presentation on traffic engineering and management but gives an overview on the recent trends towards the adoption of more sustainable transport policies. Transport infrastructure networks constitute an essential means via which city functions (centres of economic activities and citizen services) can be performed while at the same time serving the communication between the cities and their suburbs, outlying regions and other urban areas.