Transportation Engineering - ICE Textbooks

Table Of Contents

Contents About the author vii
About the editors ix
Preface xi
List of abbreviations xiii
1 Introduction 1
1.1 A brief history of transport in the UK 1
1.2 Transportation engineering development 4
1.3 Distance, modal choice and transport cost 4
1.4 Transport statistics 5
1.5 Environmental impact of transport 6
1.6 Congestion, delay and limited capacity 8
Chapter summary 10
Bibliography 10
2 Rail transport 11
2.1 Background 11
2.2 Current policy 12
2.3 Growth of rail transport 12
2.4 Network operation 17
2.5 Developments in rail transport 19
Chapter summary 22
Bibliography 22
3 Road transport 25
3.1 Background 25
3.2 Road network hierarchy 25
3.3 Capacity of highway links 26
3.4 Geometric design of highway links 30
3.5 Principles of highway link design 33
Chapter summary 35
Bibliography 35
4 Air transport 37
4.1 Background 37
4.2 Civil aircraft development 38
4.3 Network function 40
4.4 Operation 40
4.5 Increasing airport capacity 41
4.6 Passenger choice of airport 42
4.7 Proposals for increasing airport capacity 42
4.8 Environmental impact 43
4.9 Air freight 45
Chapter summary 45
Bibliography 46
5 Transport by water 47
5.1 Background 47
5.2 Network function 48
5.3 Operation 50
5.4 Capacity 50
5.5 Vessel types 50
5.6 Ports and freight handling 54
5.7 Port development and capacity 55
Chapter summary 57
Bibliography 57
6 Transport modelling and intermodal choice 59
6.1 Background 59
6.2 The place of modal choice in the transport planning process 59
6.3 Factors influencing modal choice 61
6.4 Modal interchange 62
6.5 Policy to reduce congestion and pollution in urban centres -
carrot and stick approach 64
6.6 Urban modal choice 67
6.7 Communications and modal choice 69
Chapter summary 71
Bibliography 71
7 Cycling and walking as a means of transport 73
7.1 Background 73
7.2 Safety of cyclists and pedestrians 73
7.3 Government response 74
7.4 Cycling 75
7.5 Walking 83
Chapter summary 85
Bibliography 85
8 Transport policy and legislation 87
8.1 Introduction 87
8.2 Government transport strategy 87
8.3 Local initiatives in London 93
8.4 The National Infrastructure Plan 2013 95
Chapter summary 98
Bibliography 98
9 Sustainable transport and environmental impact 99
9.1 Introduction 99
9.2 Government transport strategy 100
9.3 Overall assessment 109
9.4 Measures to achieve sustainable transport 111
Chapter summary 113
Bibliography 113
10 Terminal location and design 115
10.1 Introduction 115
10.2 Terminal design 116
10.3 Terminal location 122
Chapter summary 125
Bibliography 125
11 Future developments in transportation 127
11.1 Introduction 127
11.2 Vehicle design 128
11.3 Infrastructure 134
11.4 Information technology 136
Chapter summary 137
Bibliography 137
Index 139