UNDESIRABLE EFFECTS ON THE ENVIRONMENT FROM PERIPHERAL VEHICLE TRAFFIC IN INNER-CITY PEDESTRIAN ZONES - POSSIBILITIES OF AN ECOLOGICAL TRAFFIC SURVEY AND ASSESSMENT

UMWELTBEEINTRAECHTIGUNGEN DURCH DEN PERIPHEREN KRAFTFAHRZEUGVERKEHR INNERSTAEDTISCHER FUSSGAENGERZONEN - MOEGLICHKEITEN EINER VERKEHRSOEKOLOGISCHEN ERFASSUNG UND BEWERTUNG

In the region of town centre pedestrian zones the pollution of the air from vehicle exhaust gases was investigated. In this investigation the influence of varying traffic volumes on driving behaviour and hence on exhaust gas emission was considered. This involved carrying out survey journeys in 6 German cities, when curves representing vehicle speed were drawn. From this it was possible to obtain parameters for speed, acceleration patterns and stopping times which can be regarded as typical for each city. These parameters were also summarized to give an emission factor for each city. Also exhaust emission can be represented by a general parameter based on each exhaust gas component. As a result of the tests it is seen that in the periphery areas of town centre pedestrian zones a particularly high exhaust gas emission is realized. In the actual pedestrian zones exhaust gas emission is low however. The author has consciously divided the work into social and political boundary conditions. (TRRL)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Institut fuer Verkehrsplanung und Verkehrswegebau

    Strasse des 17, Juni 135
    Berlin 12,   Germany 
  • Authors:
    • Poehls, H
  • Publication Date: 1979

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  • German

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  • Accession Number: 00330699
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Bundesanstalt für Straßenwesen (BASt)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Monongraph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: May 21 1981 12:00AM