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School of Chemical and Environmental Engineering

Now offering two distinct diplomas: Chemical Engineering and Environmental Engineering

Analysis of Municipal Transportation Systems


SchoolEnvironmental Engineering
Course LevelUndergraduate
Course IDENVE 450Semester8th
Course CategoryElective
Course ModulesInstruction Hours per WeekECTS

Lectures and Tutorials

T=2, E=1, L=0

Course TypeScientific area
Instruction/Exam LanguageGreek
The course is offered to Erasmus studentsYes
Course URL (In Greek)



Learning Outcomes

1. "Urban Transport and Sustainable Mobility", students will be able to:

  • to know the basic concepts of urban transportation
  • to know the basic concepts of urban mobility.

2. «Mobility Management Measures, students will be able to:

  • understand the difference in demand management from mobility management

3. «Quantitative and qualitative parameters in urban transport», students will be able to:    

  • Distinguish the quantitative and qualitative aspects of urban transport systems.
  • Evaluate and compare urban transport systems.

4. «Urban Road Networks», students will be able to:

  • be aware of the structure of an urban network,
  • to know the fundamental magnitude of traffic flow,
  • be able to calculate the service capability of the network and possible ways to improve it.

5. «Pedestrian and Bicycle Networks», students will be able to:

  • Be aware of the characteristics, advantages, limitations and infrastructure of pedestrian and bicycle travel.

6. «Public Transport», students will be able to:

  • Be aware of the types of public transport and understand the need of their combination.
  • Understand the route selection and costing methods.
  • Calculate the capacity of public transports.
  • evaluate the services provided.

7. «Integrated view of urban transport networks», the students will be able:

  • to combine all the above for a comprehensive view of urban mobility.

8. «Use of New Technologies», students will be able to:

  • Be aware of the latest trends in technology that are expected to be used in the near future in urban transport networks.
General Competencies/Skills
  • Search, analyze and synthesize data and information, using the necessary technologies
  • Decision making
  • Respect for the environment
  • Design and project management


1. Urban Transport and Sustainable Mobility

  • Basic concepts.
  • Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans.

2. Mobility Management Measures

  • Selection of a means of transport
  • Incentives to choose an alternative means of transport.
  • Land use and mobility.

3. Quantitative and qualitative parameters in urban transport

  • Quantitative and qualitative parameters
  • Basic dimensions and concepts in the urban transport system
  • Measurement and evaluation of urban transport systems

4. Urban Road Networks

  • Urban road network structure
  • Traffic flow
  • Level of Service (LoS) calculation.

5. Pedestrian and Bicycle Networks

  • Definition and specific features of pedestrian movement and bicycle use.
  • Traffic flow characteristics of pedestrians and cyclists.
  • Pedestrian and bicycle traffic networks.
  • Level of Service 

6. Public Transport

  • Types and features
  • Offer-demand and services provided
  • Quality of public transport services
  • Transportation capacity

7. Integrated view of urban transport networks

  • Combined transport
  • Level of combined service calculation methodology
  • Transit stations
  • Environmental impacts (measurement and monitoring systems, emissions and noise)

8. Use of New Technologies

  • Present and new methods of data (loop detectors – GPS)
  • Use of Large Data
  • Intelligent Transport Systems
  • Telematics
  • Alternative fuels


Lecture MethodDirect (face to face)

Use of Information and Communication Technology

  • Power point presentations
  • E-class support
Instruction OrganisationActivityWorkload per Semester
- Lectures40
- Tutorials20
- Educational excursion5
- Study and analysis of literature10
Course Total75

Assessment Method

I. Written final examination: 80 % of the grade.
- Questions of theoretical knowledge.
- Problems to be resolved.

ΙΙ. Individual projects: 20% of the grade.
-Problems on Level of service



Other recommended books and notes:

  • Συστήματα Αστικών Συγκοινωνιών   (Καρλαύτης Ματθαίος – Εκδόσεις  Συμμετρια)
  • E-class notes



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