Strategic transport planning


Environmental and Regional Studies (3rd level)

Regional studies (3rd Cycle)

Course code: DIR06
Year of study: without

Course principal:
Asst. Prof. Matej Gabrovec, Ph. D.


Workload: lectures 40 hours, seminar 20 hours, individual work 120 hours
Course type: modul elective
Languages: Slovene, English
Learning and teaching methods: lectures, e-learning, seminars


Course syllabus (download)


Second-cycle Bologna degree in the relevant track or a university (level VII) degree


Content (Syllabus outline):

  • Transport flows and spatial planning
  • Transport and regional development
  • Daily mobility and travel behaviour
  • Characteristics of mobility in Slovenia in comparison with other European countries
  • Transport land use
  • Social dimension of sustainable modes of transport (walking, cycling, public transport)
  • Public transport planning
  • Sustainable urban mobility plans
  • Measurement of transport accessibility
  • Planning transport accessibility to support sustainable regional development: increasing competitiveness, social inclusion and environmental sustainability
  • Mobility planning and management
  • Mobility as a service.



  • Batty, P., Palacin, R., Gonzales-Gil, A. 2015: Challenges and opportunities in developing urban modal shift. Travel Behaviour and Society, 2 (2015): 109-123.
  • Gabrovec, Matej, Bole, David. Dnevna mobilnost v Sloveniji, (Georitem, 11). Ljubljana: Založba ZRC, 2009. 102 pp.
  • Developing and Implementing a Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan. European Platform on Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans, 2014. URL:
  • Knowles, R., Shaw, J., Docherty, I. 2008: Transport Geographies: Mobilities, Flows and Spaces. Malden, Oxford, Carlton: Blackwell, 293 p.
  • Levinson, D. M., Krizek, K. (eds.) 2005. Access to Destinations. Elsevier, Amsterdam.
  • Saelens, B. E., Sallis, J. F., Lawrence, L. D. 2003. Environmental correlates of walking and cycling: Findings from the transportation, urban design, and planning literatures. Annals of Behavioral Medicine 25, 2, 80–91.
  • Bissel, D. 2018: Transit Life: How Commuting Is Transforming Our Cities. The MIT Press, Cambridge, London.
  • Knowles, R. (ed) 2019: Transit Oriented Development and Sustainable Cities. Elgar Publishing, Cheltenham.
  • Elena Alyavina, Alexandros Nikitas, Eric Tchouamou Njoya 2020: Mobility as a service and sustainable travel behaviour: A thematic analysis study. Transportation Research Part F 73 362–381.


Objectives and competences:

The student is able to incorporate transport flows and their characteristics into a broader socio-economic and spatial context. The student understands the importance of transport accessibility and mobility for economic development and recognizes the external costs of transport. The student learns about the importance of sustainable modes for the quality of life in cities and is familiar with the basic approaches for modelling accessibility to public transport and analysis of the appropriateness of urban space for walking and cycling. The student learns about the importance of sustainable urban mobility plans and the process of their production.


The student gets acquainted with the concept of mobility management and preparation of mobility plans of individual organizations, cities or regions.


Intended learning outcomes:

  • Comprehensive understanding of the transport system
  • Understanding of the importance of sustainable transport modes
  • Capability to integrate transport and spatial strategic planning
  • Capability to integrate sustainable transport facilities in regional planning
  • Capability to prepare, implement, monitor and evaluate mobility management plans



Oral exam (50 %), written paper (50 %).