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This subject explores skills required for transport planners who wish to improve the economic, environmental and social performance of urban transport systems. It draws on international experience and research to articulate the principles and practical techniques in two key areas:
- Public transport planning and network design; and
- The preparation of regional multi-modal transport plans.
This subject includes a half-day field trip involving use of public transport services in a chosen suburban region of Melbourne. This trip will be undertaken in small groups in week 3 and is a hurdle requirement. Students will require a valid Myki card, and the cost will not exceed a daily ticket in Zone 1.
Intended learning outcomes
Having completed this unit the student should be able to:
- Understand the potential for public transport networks in the suburbs of dispersed cities
- Understand the historical context of current regional transport plans, policies and institutional arrangements in Melbourne and Vancouver
- Evaluate and critically analyse existing public transport operational patterns in Australian and international contexts
- Synthesise theoretical concepts, ideas and modern arguments in public transport planning
- Apply network-planning principles to the development of a multi-modal transport plan
- Problem analysis and problem solving in context of modern urban transport planning practice.
- Written, verbal and visual presentation of ideas
Last updated: 3 November 2022