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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


School Environmental Engineering
Course Level Undergraduate
Course ID ENVE 450 Semester 8th
Course Category Elective
Course Modules Instruction Hours per Week ECTS

Lectures and Tutorials

T=2, E=1, L=0

Course Type Scientific area
Instruction/Exam Language Greek
The course is offered to Erasmus students Yes
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 Method Direct (face to face)

Use of Information and Communication Technology

  • Power point presentations
  • E-class support
Instruction Organisation Activity Workload per Semester
- Lectures 40
- Tutorials 20
- Educational excursion 5
- Study and analysis of literature 10
Course Total 75

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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