Core Module Information
Module title: Transport Demand Management and Road Safety

SCQF level: 11:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: CTR11735
Module leader: Richard Llewellyn
School School of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment
Subject area group: Built Environment


Description of module content:

This module will provide you with the knowledge and principles of Transport Demand Management (TDM) and Road Safety. The course is divided into two parts.

The first part of the course investigates TDM in the urban context. You will start by considering the role that urban design and streets have to play in managing demand. This will be developed in subsequent units to include the promotion of sustainable active travel modes, such as walking and cycling, through good infrastructure design. This first part of the module will be concluded looking at measures to restrain demand, through parking control and development management.

The second part of the course considers road safety. You will learn first about road safety policy and strategy and how this translates in to engineering, education and enforcement measures. This will be followed by the collection and analysis of collision data. The module will conclude with units on the prevention of collisions through speed management and building safety into design through road safety audits.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Discriminate between street layout types in relation to management of transport demand
LO2: Design parking, walking, cycling and inclusive mobility measures in support of TDM strategies
LO3: Prepare a transport assessment report for a new development using appropriate guidelines
LO4: Interpret the key aims and objectives of road safety strategies at local and national level
LO5: Critically assess road collision data and recommend solutions using statistical techniques
LO6: Formulate recommendations for a road safety audit report from a designer’s brief

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2022/3, Trimester 2, ONLINE, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: ONLINE
Location of delivery: WORLDWIDE
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Richard Llewellyn
Module Organiser:

Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
The prime delivery of teaching material on this module is by a series of comprehensive course notes. The course notes are sub-divided into ten units in total; five units are on Transport Demand Management and five on Road Safety. Guided further reading is expected through a mixture of textbook material, government standards and guidance and academic journal articles, to which you will have direct access to through Leganto. (LOs 1-6) You will learn about city street patterns through the use of mapping (LO 1); determine best practice in walking and cycling design through government guidance and case studies (LO2) and understand the control of development through local plan and transport assessment review (LO3). Review of material from local and national, and supra-national government will form a key part of your learning experience with regard to road safety strategy (LO4). You will be provided with statistical information to assess (LO5) along with design drawings and briefings for typical road safety audits (LO6) Throughout this module the internationalisation agenda will be strongly promoted and this will be reflected through the encouragement of sharing of example material via the online forum, along with real life examples, where applicable, from your own professional work experience.

Formative Assessment:
(i) Online tasks
Each unit in the module will have a series of tasks and/or tutorials associated with it. These will include but are not limited to contribution to online discussions, numerical analysis, design exercises, reading exercises, videos and field studies. You will be strongly encouraged to fully engage with these exercises and post your thoughts and findings online, where feedback will be given by your tutors and student peers.

(ii) End of unit quizzes
At the end of each unit the opportunity is provided to undertake an online quiz. The quiz will comprise a series of multiple choice questions, true or false questions, diagrammatic analysis and other question formats depending on the topic in question. You will be given feedback on their answers following completion of the quiz.

Summative Assessment:
Two coursework assignments will be used for summative assessment. The first (LOs 1-3)will be on application of Transport Demand Management techniques and the second on the addressing of a Road Safety Problem. (LOs 4-6)

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Online Guided independent study 148
Independent Learning Guided independent study 52
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Project - Written 50 LOs 1-3 7 HOURS= 15
Project - Written 50 LOs 4-6 13 HOURS= 15
Component 1 subtotal: 50
Component 2 subtotal: 50
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
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