Planning, Design and Engineering of Sustainable Urban Transport & System

Planning, Design and Engineering of Sustainable Urban Transport & System
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Planning, Design and Engineering of Sustainable Urban Transport & System by A.K. Jain
Book Summary:

The book ‘Sustainable Urban Transport and Systems’ is a sort of practitioner’s manual which provides comprehensive information, concepts and norms for traffic and transportation planning and engineering.

This book synthesizes pertinent data and standards and also dwells on planning of various transport infrastructure such as airport, railway stations, metro terminals, multi-level parking, etc. The principles, practices and parameters given in the book are backed and evidenced by empirical data. A singnificant aspect in the context of congestion and pollution, relates to the growth in personalized transport as compared to the availability of public transport.

It is estimated that buses, which constitute barely 1.2 percent of the total number of vehicles, cater to around 60 percent of the total transport load, while personal Vehicles cater around only 30 percent of the travel demand. Such a huge share of private vehicles, while serving a relatively limited purpose in terms of the transportation modal split, obviously creates tremendous pressure on road space, parking and pollution. Public transportation must, therefore, drive the society. So far public transport is largely seen as the transport mode for the not so well off and poorer sections of the community, who cannot afford to own\use personal transport. An important element of National Urban Transport Policy is to shift private vehicle users to public transport.

Apart from aspects like frequency, inter-modal integration, a possible single ticketing systems, parking policy, the quality transport, particularly buses, would need to be significantly upgraded, inter-alia, keeping in view the element of clean and green fuel and traffic calming for sustainable transport.

Key Features:

The main features of the book are :

  1. This book include a large number of illustrations which make it easy to draw out key threads of transportation infrastructure development.
  2. A wide range of the concepts have been explained, which should provoke the readers into new ways of thinking and the way transportation infrastructure should be planned and managed.
  3. The structure of the book allows the reader to capture the big picture and also to understand working details for further application and development of the urban transport systems.
  4. The examples provide reference points for application of the ideas and understanding of the nuts and bolts of transportation infrastructure and how they fit together.
  5. The book provides an Indian, as well as a global perspective on the subject.

Table of Contents:

♦ Accessible City

♦ Airports

♦ Bicycle and Rickshaws

♦ Bus Transport

♦ Capacity Improvement and Traffic Congestion

♦ Corridor Planning

♦ Crash Barriers, Railings and Dividers

♦ Drainage ♦ Eleventh Five Year Plan: Urban Transport

♦ Emissions and Transportation

♦ Financing and Partnerships for Transport

♦ Freight Movement and Terminals

♦ Fuel Stations ♦ Grade Separators

♦ Hoardings ♦ Informal Transport

♦ Intelligent Transit Systems (ITS)

♦ Junctions

♦ Kinetic Vehicles

♦ Landscaping and Roadside Plantation

♦ Metropolitan Passenger Terminal (MPT)

♦ Metro ♦ Mobility Planning

♦ Multi-modal Transport

♦ Transport Terminals

♦ National Highways

♦ National Urban Transport Policy

♦ Non-Motorised Transport (NMT)

♦ Origin-Destination Traffic Survey

♦ Parking ♦ Pedestrian Mobility

♦ Personal Rapid Transit (PRT)

♦ Quality Assurance in Public Transport

♦ Railways/Rail-based Urban Transport

♦ Road Safety and Audit

♦ Road Maintenance

♦ Signage, Symbols and Road Marking

♦ Signals

♦ Simulation 

♦ Street Lighting

♦ Streetscaping

♦ Traffic Calming

♦ Tunnels/Underground Roads

♦ Utilities and Services

♦ Unified Traffic and Transport Authority

♦ Variable Message Signs

♦ Vehicle Quota System

♦ Work Zone Management

♦ X and Y-Junction

♦ Zero Emission Vehicles (ZEV)