Transport & Planning
How can we solve congestion? Why can't we just build more roads and railways? The Department Transport & Planning at the Faculty of Civil Engineering and Geosciences conducts scientific research and provides education about the planning and operation of transport systems.
Our themes are:
- Coordinated and Cooperative Network Traffic Operations and Management
- Reliable Multimodal Transport Systems
- Cooperative and automated driving
- Active Mode Mobility
We provide transport and planning courses in the Bachelor programme Civil Engineering, we offer a Transport & Planning track in the MSc programmes Civil Engineering and participate in the interfaculty MSc programme Transport Infrastructure and Logistics.
Can free public transport really reduce pollution?
The German government proposes making public transport free in its 5 most polluted cities, including Berlin. Dr. Oded Cats shared in interviews to German media his views based on research he conducted for the case of Tallinn, Estonia, which introduced free-fare public transport in 2013. Research results do not provide evidence that the measure proposed by the German government will achieve its objective.
Participants wanted for Crossing behaviour in Virtual Reality
NWO TTP grant for Prof. Hans van Lint
Professor Hans van Lint has received an NWO TTP grant of 1.3 million euros for the MiRRORS project; Multiscale integrated traffic observatory for large road networks.