REDUCING POLLUTION FROM VEHICLES IN URBAN AREAS; A REPORT ON SUPPLEMENTARY STRATEGIES TO CONTROL AT SOURCE

This publication is in two parts. The first, entitled "Reducing pollution from vehicles in urban areas," was prepared by the Supplementary Strategies Working Group. It reports on an investigation of measures to reduce vehicle pollution, other than by direct controls on engines. The second, entitled "Review of techniques," was prepared by R Travers Morgan Pty Ltd and MSJ Keys Young Planners Pty Ltd and contains a series of working papers that were used as source material. The report investigates various measures supplementary to direct control of emissions, and after examining their feasibility and interrelationships, develops packages of measures which could reduce emission levels in spatially defined problem areas. The focus is on passenger vehicles within urban areas. The SSWG identified fifty eight measures which have been grouped under various strategies, and in turn under six strategy groups: public transport (modification and upgrading); road supply (measures directed at improving the general flow of traffic); road traffic demand (measures directed at reducing demand); fiscal (measures influencing the ownership and operation of vehicles); town planning (measures influencing the generation and distribution of traffic); and social and other. The strategies have been considered in relation to identifiable problem areas: residential streets; urban arterial roads; suburban activity centres; city centres; and the metropolis. The main mechanism for reducing pollution from motor vehicles must remain direct control at source. The strategies outlined in this report, although affecting pollution levels, can only be supplementary to direct controls rather than alternatives. (TRRL)

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    Australian Government Publishing Service

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  • Publication Date: 1983

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  • Accession Number: 00390144
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • ISBN: 0-644-02682-0
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Council Report 11 Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Oct 30 1984 12:00AM