67 Percent Reduction in Road Chlorides on Caledon Roads Acieved in 8 Years

This submission documents dramatic progress in reducing the use of chlorides as Caledon manages dust and ice on its roads and streets. Caledon is a large rural municipality in Peel Region, within the Greater Toronto Area of Ontario. Beginning in 1996, a series of practices were introduced, primarily to reduce program costs, but also to reduce chlorides introduced to the roadside environment. The performance measure of kilograms of chlorides per capita (kg/cap/yr) is considered a fair measure: recognizing the influence of traffic, population, service expectations, and inflation. By 2002 a 67% overall reduction in road chlorides from the 1995 benchmark was achieved, down from 239 kg/capita/yr to 79. This was a nomination for the Transportation Association of Canada's Envronmental Achievement Award. For the covering abstract of the conference see ITRD number E211395.


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  • Accession Number: 01011498
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transportation Association of Canada (TAC)
  • ISBN: 1-55187-156-4
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Dec 19 2005 3:14PM