Transport Planning and Traffic Engineering

1st Edition

Editors: Coleman A. O'Flaherty
Paperback ISBN: 9780340662793
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 29th November 1996
Page Count: 560


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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.

Key Features

Prepared in collaboration with recognised field experts For senior undergraduate and postgraduate students in transport and traffic engineering Also of value to practising engineers and urban planners


Senior undergraduate and postgraduate students of transport and traffic engineering - on civil engineering, transport and planning degrees. Professionals in town planning and transport management; academic libraries

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.


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About the Editor

Coleman A. O'Flaherty

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor Emeritus, University of Tasmania, Australia


"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,