Course detail

Urban Roads

FAST-BM003Acad. year: 2018/2019

Knowledge related to urban roads from urban network to urban road design. The first part of the subject will be devoted to historical development of urban settlements, i.e. urban roads and road systems in areas of development. Further, urban road definition and its categorisation. Individual categories will be characterised by basic design parameters. The chapter urban road intersections will be devoted to basic urban road intersections and way of their solutions. There will be studied both intersections at grade and grade-separated intersections. A separated part will be devoted to superior road networks. The last part will be devoted to modern trends in traffic engineering, i.e. urban environment humanisation, calming traffic in particular localities of city settlement areas.

Department

Institute of Road Structures (PKO)

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Knowledge related to urban roads from urban network to urban road design. Students are able to design urban roads, streets and intersections under uncomplicated conditions and draw and print a lay-out of plans. Students finalize project documentation according to the czech standards. They are able to assess alternative solutions and find optimum.

Prerequisites

Basic knowledge of road construction technology and design of roads and highways, mastering work on the PC (Acad ...)

Co-requisites

PC work, excellent knowledge of at least one of the CAD software and a software for the design of roads

Recommended optional programme components

MEMO reading a magazine (magazine dealing with urban mobility)

Recommended or required reading

Not applicable.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The course is taught through lectures, practical classes and self-study assignments. Attendance at lectures is optional, but attendance at classes is compulsory.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Altogether it is necessary to submit all of the examples given in the seminars and meet both written work in the desired range.
The test consists of preparation three practical examples. It is expected creation of the drawing, a situation longitudinal profile, cross sections.

Language of instruction

Czech

Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

Introduction to the first MK, urban structure settlement areas and big cities. Functional classes of MK.
Second width arrangement of urban roads.
3rd cross sections - details
4th Design elements of local roads according to CSN 73 6110 from January 2006.
5th grade crossing, forums, a place outside the road, passing bays, turning movements and tertiary roads in the city.
6th Roundabouts and their use and application according to our and foreign regulations.
7th Pedestrian crossings and places for crossing.
8th Decree 398/2009 and of the urban roads under this Decree.
9th Motion parking lots, bus stops and public transport.
10th Design traffic calming, pedestrian zones, public spaces and residential areas.
11. Design trails for cyclists.
12th Interchanges.
13th Basic information traffic engineering

Aims

Knowledge related to urban roads from urban network to urban road design.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

Extent and forms are specified by guarantor’s regulation updated for every academic year.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme B-P-C-SI (N) Bachelor's

    branch K , 4. year of study, winter semester, 5 credits, compulsory

  • Programme B-P-E-SI (N) Bachelor's

    branch K , 4. year of study, winter semester, 5 credits, compulsory

  • Programme B-K-C-SI (N) Bachelor's

    branch K , 4. year of study, winter semester, 5 credits, compulsory

  • Programme B-P-C-MI (N) Bachelor's

    branch MI , 4. year of study, winter semester, 5 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit

 

Lecture

26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer

Syllabus

Introduction to the first MK, urban structure settlement areas and big cities. Functional classes of MK.
Second width arrangement of urban roads.
3rd cross sections - details
4th Design elements of local roads according to CSN 73 6110 from January 2006.
5th grade crossing, forums, a place outside the road, passing bays, turning movements and tertiary roads in the city.
6th Roundabouts and their use and application according to our and foreign regulations.
7th Pedestrian crossings and places for crossing.
8th Decree 398/2009 and of the urban roads under this Decree.
9th Motion parking lots, bus stops and public transport.
10th Design traffic calming, pedestrian zones, public spaces and residential areas.
11. Design trails for cyclists.
12th Interchanges.
13th Basic information traffic engineering

seminars

26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer

Syllabus

Timetable is always revised at the beginning of the semester.