POLLUTION CONTROL IN THE C.B.D.
Various measures are being implemented in the city of Chicago in an effort to reduce the pollution level in the CBD. In conjunction with the Environmental Protection Agency, a three-point system has been planned by the city to reduce carbon monoxide emissions: single-county vehicle emission inspection system, a central computerized traffic signal system, and on-street parking restrictions. Exclusive bus lanes will be created by the parking restrictions, which will open up another lane, removing buses from the main flow and permitting them greater speeds. The planned State Street Transit Mall should decrease automobile use in the CBD by providing improved pedestrian facilities and restricting parking. The one-way, contra-flow bus lanes will result in less traffic congestion and permit greater bus speeds, contributing factors in reducing the pollution level. All these projects are being funded jointly by the city of Chicago and the federal government.
Western Society of Engineers176 West Adams Street
Chicago, IL United States 60603
- La Plante, J N
- Publication Date: 1975-4
- Pagination: p. 7-8
- Midwest Engineer
- Volume: 27
- Issue Number: 7
- TRT Terms: Air quality management; Bus lanes; Contraflow lanes; Inspection; Motor vehicles; Parking regulations; Pedestrian malls; Pollution; Traffic congestion; Traffic signals
- Subject Areas: Environment; Highways; Operations and Traffic Management; Public Transportation;
- Accession Number: 00095525
- Record Type: Publication
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Jun 10 1975 12:00AM