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Module Reading List

Traffic Management, 2019/20, Semester 2
Paul Timms
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Inroduction to Traffic Management

ADB (2006) Sustainable Urban Transport in Asia: Making the Vision a Reality. CAI-Asia Program, Asian Development Bank.

CLC (2017) Creating Liveable Cities through Car-lite Urban Mobility.

COWI (2017) Support study on data collection and analysis of active modes use and infrastructure in Europe

Department for Transport (DfT, UK) (2007) The manual for streets : evidence and research

Department for Transport (DfT, UK) (2010) Manual for Streets 2

DfT (2017) National Travel Survey

DULT (2013) Traffic Management Study: Sadashivanagar and Bellary Road. Directorate of Urban Land Transport, Government of Karnatka, India.

ITDP (2011) Our Cities Ourselves

Lindenau, M. and Bohler-Baedeker, S. (2016) Participation: Actively engaging citizens and stakeholders in teh developmnt of Sustinable Urban Mobility Plans.

Litman, T. (2003) Mobility Management.

METRASYS (2012) Traffic Management: Guideline and manual to best practice

O’Flaherty, C.A. (1997). Transport planning and traffic engineering [electronic resource]  Butterworth Heinemann

R4E (2017) Smart traffic management in Istanbul.   

Slinn, M., Matthews, P. & Guest, P. (2005) Traffic Engineering Design: Principles and Practice Butterworth Heinemann

Stucki, M. (2015) Policies for Sustainable Accessibility and Mobility in Urban Areas of Africa.

UN Environment (2016) Global Outlook on Walking and Cycling.

Bus priority (non-BRT)


DETR (2000) Bus Priority in SCOOT. Traffic Advisory Leaflet No. 8/00.

DETR (2001) Keeping buses moving - A guide to traffic management to assist buses in urban areas [LTN 1/97]

DfT (2006) Bus Priority The Way Ahead: Resource Pack.

Higginson, M. (1999) IHT. Bus Priority: Network Management Notes.

IHT (1997) Transport in the urban environment. ISBN: 0902933213 (Ch. 24) by The Institution of Highways & Transportation

O’Flaherty, C.A. (2005) Transport Planning & Traffic Engineering (Part IV) Traffic Management. Butterworth Heinemann.

Slinn, M., Matthews, P. & Guest, P. (2005) Traffic Engineering Design: Principles and Practice (Ch. 12). Butterworth Heinemann.


Bhatt, A., Menon, R. and Khan, A. (2015) Women’s Safety in Public Transport: A Pilot Initiative in Bhopal

Dhingra, C. (2011) Measuring Public Transport Performance: Lessons for Developing Cities

Mundy, D. et al (2017) The identification and management of bus priority schemes: A study on international experiences and best practices.

UITP (2018) Travel for All: the Commitment of European Public Transport.


BRT Handbooks

C40 Cities (2016) Bus Rapid Transit: Good Practice Guide

CAI-Asia (2010) Bus Rapid Transit Systems in Asia

Hidalgo (2010) Bus Rapid Transit Worldwide: From Quantity to Quality

IDB (2014) Comparative case studies of three IDB-supported urban transport projects.

ITDP (2007) Bus Rapid Transit Planning Guide.

ITDP (2014) The BRT Standard.

ITDP (2017) The BRT Planning Guide, 4th Edition

Wright (2005) Bus Rapid Transit

BRT in specific locations

BRTuk (2016) Handbook: A review of the key developments 2016/17.

ITDP (2011) BRT in Chennai

ITDP (2015) Bus Rapid Transit for Greater Cairo: Prefeasibility Assessment

ITDP (2015) Better Rapid Transit for Greater Boston

ITDP (2016) Challenges and Opportunities to expand Rapid Transit in Brazil

Kodukula (2010) Bangkok Rapid Transit

Kumar, A. et al (2012) The soft side of BRT: lessons from five developing cities

Mahadevia et al (2013) Bus rapid transit case studies in India

Mobereola, D. (2009) Lagos Bus Rapid Transit

TTC (2015) UK Bus Rapid Transit - A Common Standard?

Turner, M. et al (2012) Colombia’s BRT Development and Expansion

Velazquez et al (2017) Bus rapid transit in China.

Academic references

Cervero (2013) Bus Rapid Transit (BRT): An Efficient and Competitive Mode of Public Transport. IURD Working Paper 2013-1

Cervero & Dai (2014). BRT TOD: Leveraging transit oriented development with bus rapid transit investments. Transport policy 36

Deng & Nelson (2011) Recent Developments in Bus Rapid Transit: A Review of the Literature. Transport reviews. 31:1

Duarte, Firmino, Prestes (2011) Learning from Failures: Avoiding Asymmetrical Views of Public Transportation Initiatives in Curitiba. Journal of Urban Technology ISSN: 1063-0732 18:3

Ernst (2005) Initiating Bus Rapid Transit in Jakarta Indonesia. Transportation research record 1903. 

Guzman, A. (2017) Understanding the Role of Power during the Implementation of BRT Systems. PhD thesis.

Venter, C., Jennings, G., Hidalgo, D., Valderrama Pienda, A.F. (2018) The equity impacts of bus rapid transit: A review of the evidence and implications for sustainable transport. International journal of sustainable transportation. ISSN: 1556-8318; 1556-8334 12(2) 140-152

Wijaya, S., Imran, M., McNeill, J. (2017) Multi-level policy tensions in Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) development in low-income Asian cities. Transportation Research Procedia 25 pp 5104-5120

Wirasinghe, Kattan, Rahman, Hubbell,Thilakaratne & Anowar (2013) Bus rapid transit – a review. International journal of urban sciences ISSN: 1226-5934 17:1

Informal public transport (paratransit)

Cervero, R. and Golub, A (2007). Informal transport: A global perspective. Transport policy. ISSN: 0967-070X 14. pp 445-457

Cities Development Initiative (2011). Informal Public Transportation Networks in Three Indonesian Cities

Ehebracht, D., Heinrichs, D. and Lenz, B. (2018) Motorcycle-taxis in Sub-Saharan Africa: Current Knowledge, implications for the debate on “informal” transport and research needs. Journal of transport geography. ISSN: 0966-6923 69, pp. 242-256

Gauthier, A. and Weinstock, A. (2010) Africa: Transforming paratransit into BRT. Built environment. ISSN: 0263-7960 36(3), pp 317-327

Goyal, V. and Asija, N. (2015) Fazilka Ecocabs: World's first Dial-a-rickshaw scheme.

GTZ (2010) Informal Public Transport: Recommended Reading and Links

Heinrichs, D., Goletz, M. And Lenz, B. (2017) Negotiating territory: strategies of informal transport operators to access public space in urban Africa and Latin America. Transportation Research Procedia 25. pp 4507-4517.

ITDP (2017) The BRT Planning Guide, 4th Edition, Chapter 16 “Informal transit transition to BRT”.

Jennings, G. and Behrens, R. (2017) The case for investing in paratransit strategies for regulation and reform. Volvo Research and Educational Foundations (VREF).

Kumar, M., Singh, S., Ghate, A.T., Pal, S. and Wilson, S.A. (2016) Informal public transport modes in India: a case study of five city regions. IATSS Research 39, pp. 102-109

Phun, V.K. and Yai, T. (2016) State of the art of paratransit literatures in Asian developing countries. Asian Transport Studies ISSN: 2185-5560 4(1) pp 57-77

Rahman, M. S. U.,Timms, P. and Montgomery, F. (2012) Integrating BRT systems with rickshaws in developing cities to promote energy efficient travel. Procedia Social and Behavioral Sciences ISSN: 1877-0428 54 pp 261-274

Rahman, M. S. U., Timms, P. and Montgomery, F. (2013) Suggestions for integration of cycle-rickshaws with public transport in Dhaka City. Selected Proceedings of the 13th World Conference on Transport Research (WCTR), Rio de Janerio, 15-18 July.

Salazar Ferro, P. (2014) Paratransit: A key element in a dual system. Report prepared for the Agence francaise de developpement. 

Salazar Ferro, P., Behrens, R. and Wilkinson, P. (2013) Hybrid urban transport systems in developing countries: Portents and prospects. Research in transportation economics. ISBN: 0892322721 (v.1); 0892325925 (v.2); 0892326913 (v.3); 155938915X (v.4); 0762302232 (v.5); 0739-8859 39, pp121-132

Salazar Ferro, P. and Behrens, R. (2015) From direct to trunk-and-feeder public transport services in the Urban South: Territorial implications. Journal of Transport and Land Use 8(1), pp. 123-136

Pedestrians and street design

Footpaths and crossings

Crabtree et al (2014) A review of pedestrian walking speeds and time needed to cross the road [TRL PPR 700]:

DfT (1995) Local Transport Note 2/95: The design of pedestrian crossings:

DfT (1998) Traffic Advisory Leaflet 4/98: Toucan crossing development

DfT (2001) Traffic Advisory Leaflet 1/01: Puffin pedestrian crossing:

DfT (2006) Puffin Crossings - Good Practice Guide:

ITDP (2013) Footpath Design

NZ Transport Agency (2009) Pedestrian Planning and Design Guide

Shared space and street design

ADB (2011) Walkability and Pedestrian Facilities in Asian Cities: State and Issues. 

DfT (2011) Local Transport Note 1/11: Shared space.

Global Designing Cities Initiative (2016) Global Street Design Guide.

ITDP (2011) Better streets, better cities: A guide to street design in urban India.

ITDP (2018) Streets for walking and cycling: Designing for safety, accessibility and comfort in African cities

Karndacharuk, A., Wilson, D.J. & Dunn, R. (2014) A Review of the Evolution of Shared (Street) Space Concepts in Urban Environments, Transport reviews.  34:2, 190-220

MVA (2010) Designing the future:

Quimby, A. and Castle, J. (2006) A Review of Simplified Streetscape Schemes. Report prepared for TfL.

TfL (2017) Streetscape Guidance.


Infrastructure design

CROW (2006) Design manual for bicycle traffic.. (Dutch version April 2006, English version June 2007). Centre for research and contract standardisation in civil engineering. The Netherlands. ISBN 978 90 6628 494 4

DfT (2008) Cycle Infrastructure Design, Local Transport Note 2/08. Department for Transport, London.

DfT (2012) Shared use routes for pedestrians and cyclists. Local Transport Note 1/12.

Lancashire County Council (2005) Lancashire - the cyclists’ county – A code for planning, designing and maintaining roads and tracks for cyclists. Lancashire County Council, Preston.

Phil Jones Associates (2014) International cycling infrastructure best practice study. Report for Transport for London

TfGM (2014) Greater Manchester Cycling Design Guide

TfL (2016) London Cycling Design Standards.

Other cycling references

Australian National Cycling Strategy 2011-2016 (AUSTROADS, 2010)

Czeh, A. (2014) Cycling in Monrovia - Transport and more.

DfT (1996) National Cycling Strategy. Department for Transport London.

DfT (2004) The future of transport - a network for 2030. Transport White Paper, July 2004. Department for Transport, London.

DfT (2008) Delivering a sustainable transport system. Main report. Department for Transport, London.

DfT (2008) Transport Analysis Guidance TAG Unit 3.14.1 Guidance on the appraisal of walking and cycling schemes. July 2008

DfT (2016) Cycling and walking investment strategy. Department for Transport, London

ECF (2014) Cycling and urban air quality: a study of European experiences. European Cyclists’ Federation.

Ekman, L. (1996) On the treatment of flow in traffic safety analysis; a non-paramteric approach applied on vulnerable road users. Bulletin 136. Institutionen för Trafikteknik. Lunds Tekniska Högskola, Lund, Sweden. OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (GW 26/04/2018) 

ITDP (2015) A global high shift cycling scenario.

ITDP (2018) The Bike-share Planning Guide.

Jacobsen, P.L. (2003) Safety in numbers: more walkers and bicyclists, safer walking and bicycling. Injury prevention. ISSN: 1353-8047. Vol. 9, pp205-209.

LTSA (2004) Cycle network and route planning guide. Land Transport Safety Authority, New Zealand.

Parkin and Meyers (2010) The effect of cycle lanes on the proximity between motor traffic and cycle traffic

Pendakur V.S. (2005) Non Motorized Transport in African Cities. SSATP Working Paper no. 80.

TAL 03/05: Cycling bibliography

TRL (2012) Traffic management techniques for cyclists.

Walker (2007) Drivers overtaking bicyclists - Objective data on the effects of riding position, helmet use, vehicle type and apparent gender

Rural Traffic Management

UK and EU

ARTS (2004) Rural Transport Handbook

CRC (2008a) The contribution of transport to sustainable rural communities.

CRC (2008b) The potental impact of road pricing in rural areas.

CRC (2008c) Sustainable rural accessibility: is it really possible?

DfT (2004) TAL 3/04 – Quiet Lanes

Dorset AONB (2005a) Reclaiming our rural highways.

Dorset AONB (2005b) Evaluation of rural road management methods.

Dorset AONB (2011) Traffic in Villages.

ENRD (2018) Smart villages: revitalising transport services

PLUREL (2010) Peri-urbanisation in Europe.

SECRU (2000) Rural accessibility.

SMARTMOVE (2016) Promoting rural public transport use through active mobility consultancy

TRKC (2010) Regional and Rural Transport.

VIRGIL (2000) Verifying and strengthening access to rural transport services. Final Report.

Other regions

Airey, A. (2014) Monitoring & Evaluation. Good Policies and Practices on Rural Transport in Africa. SSATP Working paper No. 99

Banjo, G., Gordon, H. and Riverson, J. (2012) Rural Transport: Improving its Contribution to Growth and Poverty Reduction in Sub-Saharan Africa. SSATP Working paper No. 93

Cook, J,. Petts, R., Visser, C. and Yiu, A. (2017) The Contribution of Rural Transport to Achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.

Hine (2014) Planning Infrastructure & Services. Good Policies and Practices on Rural Transport in Africa. SSATP Working paper No. 100

IFRTD (2015) Rural Transport News.

Peet (2017) Financing Rural Transport Services in the Asia-Pacific Region

Starkey (2007) A Methodology for Rapid Assessment of Rural Transport Services. SSATP Working Paper No. 87.

Starkey (2017) Rural Transport Services: Key Issues

Tazarn, N. (2017) Scaling up gender mainstreaming in rural transport: Policies, practices, impacts and monitoring processes. Final synthesis report. IFRTD.

Freight traffic managment


AECOM (2011) Lorry parking study - demand analysis

DfT (2003) A Guide on how to set up and run Freight Quality Partnerships

DfT (2003) Freight Quality Partnerships Case Studies

DfT (2009) Strategy for Lorry Parking Provision in England

DSA (2013) Review of the Driver Certificate of Professional Competence

HA (2012) Lighting and marking Code of Practice for abnormal load self escorting vehicles

IHT (1997) Transport in the urban environment. ISBN: 0902933213 (Chapter 25) Management of Heavy Goods Vehicles by The Institution of Highways & Transportation.

IHT (2005) Moving freight : how to balance economy and environment. ISBN: 0902933396 by The Institution of Highways & Transportation.

Urban freight

Allen, J., and Browne, M. (2008) Review of Survey Techniques Used in Urban Freight Studies. Report produced as part of the Green Logistics Project: Work Module 9 (Urban Freight Transport).

Austroads (2003) Planning For Freight in Urban Areas: AP-R228. Publication No. AP-R228/03.

BESTUFS (2007a) Good Practice Guide on Urban Freight Transport.

Browne, M., Allen, J., Attlassy, M. (2007) Comparing freight transport strategies and measures in London and Paris. International Journal of Logistics ISSN: 0957-4093 10( 3) pp. 205-219

Goyal V. (2016) Urban Freight and Logistics: The State of Practices in India.

Herzog, B.O. (2010) Urban Freight in Developing Cities.

Herzog, B.O et al (2013) Sustainable Urban Freight in Asian Cities.

Independent Transport Commission (2017) How can we improve urban freight distribution in the UK?

NCFRP (2011) Guidebook for understanding urban goods movment.

Stantchev, D., and Whiteing, A.E. (2006) Urban Freight Transport and Logistics: An overview of the European research and policy. TRKC Policy Brochure. 

TfL (2017) Kerbside loading guidance.

VIAJEO+ (2016) Global innovative urban logistics R&D and policy trends report.

This list was last updated on 08/03/2019