AIR POLLUTION CONSIDERATIONS IN TRAFFIC PLANNING AND ENGINEERING

The principal motor vehicle pollutants are identified, an air pollution control strategy is discussed, factors which determine air pollution in an area are reviewed, and technique for traffic planning and control, for improving traffic flow, and for reducing traffic in a network are outlined. When effective control of automobile air pollution immediately at the source is not technologically or economically feasible, the emphasis should be placed on an improved traffic management program or better traffic planning and design. The emission from automobile exhaust varies with speed. Figures are used to illustrate the variation in emissions during different modes of operation, and the pollution characteristics of parking facilities are discussed. Long-range traffic planning actions involve desirable patterns of land use and allocation of urban activities, while short term plans involve measures to improve traffic flow in urban street networks and measures to reduce urban vehicular traffic.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Proceedings of the 61th Annual Road School, Purdue University, March 11-13, 1975.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Purdue University

    Road School
    Lafayette, Indiana,   United States  47907
  • Authors:
    • Sinha, K C
  • Publication Date: 1975

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  • Accession Number: 00135413
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 13 1976 12:00AM