A ‘Green Wave’ Reprieve

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.


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  • Accession Number: 01368346
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 25 2012 7:58AM