Topic outline

  • Unit 1: Introduction

    For any given transport challenge, there are a multitude of alternative policies available to address the cities’ problem(s). This course provides an introduction to different types of impact assessments, and explains when and how impact assessments are currently being used for urban transport policies. It then goes on to give step-by-step instructions of the TIDE impact assessment method.

  • Unit 2: The rationale behind impact assessment of urban mobility projects

    This unit will introduce you to impact assessment in the field of urban transport. You will learn about the importance of impact assessment in supporting decisions related to selecting and designing optimal urban transport projects or measures. Also, we will discuss the strengths and weaknesses of the commonly-used impact assessment methods for urban transport measures. If you are not yet familiar with these methods, the (optional) supplementary chapters provide more information on them.

  • Unit 3: Introduction to the TIDE impact assessment method

    The TIDE impact assessment method was developed to provide cities with a tool for assessing the impacts of a variety of urban transport projects and measures. This unit describes the tool and gives a preview of the steps.

  • Unit 4: The TIDE method - Preparation

    This unit covers Steps 1 and 2 of the TIDE impact assessment method, in which the measure or measures are described, and the criteria by which they will be judged are identified. Throughout the description of the TIDE method, simplified examples will be used to illustrate the procedure. 

  • Unit 5: The TIDE method - Assessment

    After the preparation phase, the assessment can begin. Unit 5 provides information on the TIDE method’s Steps 3 to 5 that form the basis for the overall score for each measure.

  • Unit 6: The TIDE method - Results

    In Unit 6 the final results of the TIDE impact assessment method will be discussed; how they can be visualised, how to test their robustness (using a sensitivity analysis) and how to communicate the results.

  • Unit 7: Conclusion

    What have you learned and what else can you learn from the TIDE project?