AIR QUALITY CONTROL STRATEGIES: THE PUBLIC VIEWPOINT

An attempt is made to determine the amount of public support some proposed TCP (transportation control plan) strategies might receive among residents of the New York section of the Tri-State region. Existing information is assembled to show how citizen feedback can be useful in examining the wide range of issues involved in implementing air quality control measures. The study shows that the intensity of public concern for pollution in relation to other social problems has declined in the last 5 years. The public seems to prefer limitations on how and where they can drive, to the burden of financial penalties in support of traffic control strategies. The highest support is for improving public transport. Suburbanites and city residents veiw pollution somewhat differently, and it was observed that no single carpool incentive program stood out as being most effective. The study concludes that implementation of TCP strategies require political and administrative decision by various levels of government. The public, government, private industry and special interest groups all play a part in the implementation of TCP strategies. It is incumbent on planners and administrators to examine thoroughly the package of services offered to the public. The planner must propose strategies that meet public acceptance, or educate the public about effectiveness and desirability of his proposals.

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    Eno Transportation Foundation

    1250 I Street, NW, Suite 750
    Washington, DC  United States  20005
  • Authors:
    • Obinani, F C
  • Publication Date: 1977-10

Media Info

  • Features: Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 625-638
  • Serial:
    • Traffic Quarterly
    • Volume: 31
    • Issue Number: 4
    • Publisher: Eno Transportation Foundation
    • ISSN: 0041-0713

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00172146
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 29 1981 12:00AM