An Earth Resources Research study using a computer model commissioned by the World Wildlife Fund discusses the effects of traffic growth on emissions up to the year 2020. Nitrogen oxide emissions from cars are predicted to fall to less than 10% of current levels by 2006, with three way catalyst use, because of increasing levels of vehicle ownership and use. The way forward described in this report includes reducing speed limits on motorways, improving traffic flows in urban areas, increasing fuel prices to reflect their environmental cost, and improving public transport. Abolishing tax advantages for company car purchase, and using the income to subsidize public transport, is seen as an important policy change to make. (TRRL)

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  • Authors:
    • Morris, H
  • Publication Date: 1991-1-24

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 15
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 175
    • Issue Number: 5128
    • Publisher: Hemming Group, Limited
    • ISSN: 0039-6303

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00620060
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 31 1992 12:00AM