The paper discusses the need to integrate air quality considerations into the long-range transportation planning process. Eight recommendations for incorporating air quality planning into the transportation planning process are given by using illustrations for the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area: Because air quality is a regional problem, solutions must be sought and implemented on regional and local scales, the kind of solution will vary depending on the time frame considered, the interaction between transportation and land use must be considered fully if correct solutions are to be found, central area parking policy should become an integral part of the transportation planning process, the benefits of alternative actions should be stated clearly and the impacts to private and public groups estimated, alternative land use policies and latrnative transportation policies should be examined, a planning process that is responsive to evaluating alternative courses of action is required, and continuing process improvements, monitoring, and feedback are essential. /Author/

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  • Authors:
    • Wickstrom, G V
  • Publication Date: 1973

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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 46-54
  • Monograph Title: Air pollution controls for urban transportation
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  • Accession Number: 00157793
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309021995
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Sep 28 1977 12:00AM