|School||Cardiff School of Geography and Planning|
|External Subject Code||K460|
|Number of Credits||20|
|Language of Delivery||English|
|Module Leader||Dr Li Yu|
This module introduces to students transport systems in at least two site visits. It addresses schemes and policies implemented in these cities for promoting sustainable transport including walking, cycling and public transport. It focuses on the ingredients and challenges of different transport systems and the institutional and political barriers that transport policies may face.
By the end of the module students should be able to:
Appreciate the processes involved in transport policy-making in cities with different characteristics;
understand the procedures for the formal approval of master plans for specific sites and their environments;
appreciate the ingredients and challenges of different transport systems;
understand the institutional and political barriers that transport policies may face;
appreciate the environmental, economic and human-related consequences of transport.
The module will be delivered in short interactive sessions and day visits
Students will be required to produce three separate reports linked to the Field Study Visit.
Students are permitted to be reassessed (usually once) in a module which they have failed, in line with course regulations. The reassessment will usually take place during the summer.
Transport policy design. The politics of transport policy. Designing a sustainable transport system in a town or city. Public transport and active travel in cities: the role of local authorities. Setting objectives and ambitions for transport in the city. Links between land-use and transport planning.
In addition students are encouraged to read and assess local transport plans and other government documents relating to the cities they visit.