Traffic and demand management

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Traffic and demand management refers to measures such as parking management, reallocating urban space in favour of sustainable modes of transport (including shared space), access controls, road pricing, and traffic signal control strategies.

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By News Editor / Updated: 07 Aug 2015

Parking management and pricing

The availability and cost of parking is an important determinant of whether or not people choose to drive to a particular destination, and also whether they choose to own a car at all. Local authorities have direct control over the use of kerb-space in their areas, and therefore of the supply and price of on-street parking. Many authorities own public off-street car parks, over whose use and price they also have control. They also have some control over the level of parking that is provided in new developments.

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By News Editor / Updated: 07 Aug 2015

Telematics for energy efficient transport

The role of telematics in transport is already vast and growing exponentially. These training materials provide a detailed grounding in the use of Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) in guidance, vehicle location and management, information and ticketing aspects of transport, among others. The material will also help to critically evaluate how telematics can be applied to the transport systems in which they work and to maximise the value that they can get from investment in such systems.

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By News Editor / Updated: 07 Aug 2015

Pricing

The topic of pricing is wide. Given the volume of existing material, this material summarises the topic and then focuses on one element of it which has been of particular relevance in terms of EU research and development: road pricing. This material will provide an understanding of the basic knowledge and theory of road pricing. It demonstrates how road-use pricing can be done practically using case studies, such as the Norwegian toll rings and the Singapore's electronic road-pricing scheme.

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By News Editor / Updated: 07 Aug 2015
By News Editor / Updated: 07 Aug 2015
By News Editor / Updated: 06 Aug 2015

Urban traffic management and restraint

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.

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