ASSESSING THE EFFECT OF TRANSPORTATION CONTROL STRATEGIES ON URBAN CARBON MONOXIDE CONCENTRATIONS

This paper describes the results of a monitoring and statistical study designed to alleviate a carbon monoxide "hot spot". This area of high CC concentrations in Syracuse, New York, was discovered during an earlier monitroing program. Three traffic control strategies (TCS) were implemented and CO concentrations were compared to the baseline period (prior to any TCS implementation). The results showed the CO concentrations were significantly lower during the TCS periods than during the baseline period. The analysis of covariance showed that the reduction in CO concentrations were primarily due to implementation of the TCS rather than external factors such as difference in meteorological or traffic conditions. Extreme value statistics were then employed to project the likelihood of high future CO concentrations. The effectiveness of the TCS is due to their ability to reduce vehicular delay at the intersection.

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    Air Pollution Control Association

    P.O. Box 2861
    Pittsburgh, PA  United States  15230
  • Authors:
    • Zamurs, J
  • Publication Date: 1984-6

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  • Accession Number: 00390129
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 30 1984 12:00AM