The concept of traffic engineering deals with the application of engineering techniques to ensure safe and efficient movement of both people and other goods on roadways. Transport planning is a part of traffic engineering, and involves evaluation, assessment and design of transport facilities.
Traffic Engineering and Transport Planning is an indispensable guidebook for Highway and Traffic engineers and Town Planners ; as well as for police, administrators, engineers, planners, and statisticians alike. The book is divided into 14 sections which include Analysis and Interpretations of Traffic Studies, Parking, Traffic Controls, Traffic Safety, Street Lighting, Highway Capacity, Theory of Traffic Flow, and Transport Planning to name a few.
Traffic engineering is a branch of civil engineering and is rapidly on the rise due to the manifold increase of roadways and density of traffic in the modern day world. The demand has been fuelled by environmental pollution, accidents, lack of space, need of proper infrastructure, and safety issues.
With more and more universities providing degrees in traffic engineering in India, Traffic Engineering and Transport Planning is intended to serve as a textbook for aspiring students during their college life and as a reference book during their professional life.