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A ‘Green Wave’ Reprieve

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01368346

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Order URL: http://worldcat.org/issn/00410683

Abstract:

This article will discuss how vehicle emissions significantly contribute to global warming. The article also discusses how air pollution is harming people’s health. The engineering of cities, particularly traffic signals, can affect the quantity of emissions that are currently being emitted into the atmosphere. It is often assumed within the traffic industry that reducing queuing and journey time is the best way to achieve this. This article puts forward an alternative idea that suggests if emissions are the priority then focusing on reducing the most wasteful stages of driving such as stops and starts should be on the top of the list. Potentially ‘green waves’ can reduce waiting times of cars at side roads and at pedestrian crossings and also improve the quality of life in urban areas.

Language:

English

Authors:

Kelly, Blaise

Pagination:

pp 55-58

Publication Date:

2012-2

Serial:

Traffic Engineering & Control

Volume: 53
Issue Number: 2
Publisher: Hemming Group, Limited
ISSN: 0041-0683
Serial URL: http://www.tecmagazine.com/

Media Type:

Print

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Figures; Maps; Photos; References; Tables

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Subject Areas:

Environment; Highways; Operations and Traffic Management; Society; I15: Environment; I70: Traffic and Transport

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