TACKLING AIR POLLUTION: THE ROLE OF THE LOCAL HIGHWAY AUTHORITY

The paper describes how Lancashire County Council initially undertook a 'Green Audit' in 1989 to determine the state of the environment in Lancashire and to provide a baseline for comparison purposes in the future. Following this comprehensive study, and Environmental Forum, comprising 80 organizations, was established. The paper relates the Environmental Action Programme (EAP) measures, issued jointly by the Department of the Environment and the Department of Transport, Planning Policy Guidance on Transport (PPG13). It discusses the recommendations of recent transport studies undertaken in the major urban areas of Lancashire and the way measures to promote more sustainable transport policies have been translated into package bids for TPP purposes. The paper proceeds to describe a vehicle emissions model for assessing the effects of road improvements or traffic management measures on air pollution, and concludes with a discussion on aspects of the Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution's 18th Report on Transport and the Environment.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 257-63
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 109
    • Issue Number: 4

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00723205
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Jul 26 1996 12:00AM