URBAN STREET CLEANING

This report presents the results of the analysis of mechanized street cleaning in urban areas. It includes the description of a data bank that contains detailed information on a blockside basis for a 300 block area. On the basis of these data the strong interrelationship between sweeper routes and no-parking regulations is established. It is then noted that the effectiveness of street cleaning by mechanical brooms is limited by the presence of illegally parked cars along curbs. A model that relates enforcement to expected level of compliance is developed and validated with actual data. A class of implementable policies that yields satisfactory results is presented. These results are used to determine routes and schedules that increase the effectiveness of enforcement officers.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Polytechnic Institute of New York

    Department of Electrical Engineering and Electrophysics
    Brooklyn, NY  United States  11201

    National Environmental Research Center

    Res Triangle Park, NC  United States 
  • Authors:
    • LEVIS, A H
  • Publication Date: 1975-2

Media Info

  • Pagination: 161 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00091113
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: EPA-R-800938
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 26 1975 12:00AM