856320 Road planning and environmental protection

Lecture and exercise
Semester hours
Lecturer (assistant)
Scholly, Theresa , Meschik, Michael , Gühnemann, Astrid
Offered in
Wintersemester 2023/24
Languages of instruction


Introduction: interactions between roads and the environment; terms and definitions
The energy and emission balances of different road vehicles
Pollutants: different kinds of -, threshold safety levels
Emissions by land traffic etc.
Acoustics, traffic noise and vibrations
Space consumption
Separation of habitats
Environmental Impact Assessment
Evaluation tools for decision-making
Community participation

Exercises to work on some of the topics in more practical details.

Objective (expected results of study and acquired competences)

The lecture aims to teach students the skills they need to be able to evaluate the environmental impacts of road traffic and road construction. The seminar part provides basic knowledge required for environmentally-friendly road planning and environmental impact assessments
You can find more details like the schedule or information about exams on the course-page in BOKUonline.