ENVIRONMENTAL DAMAGE CAUSED BY TRAFFIC

DIE BELASTUNG DE UMWEIT DURCH DEN VERKEHR

The improved mobility enjoyed by mankind as a result of modern means of transportation has, as its consequence, greater damage to the environment. A discriminating consideration of the different harmful components - energy use, atmospheric pollution, water pollution, space demands, noise and death from accidents - shows that the share of transport in most forms of environmental damage is generally high. If a comparison is made between the damaging effects of different forms of transport, taking their efficiency into consideration, it can be seen that the car and the light goods vehicle are the most polluting types. At the same time the car is the most used form of passenger transport. If technical or organizational measures for the improvement of the quality of the environment are to be effective, they must reduce that part of the damage caused by road transport. The influence of technical measures is discussed, using air pollution as an example. /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Verlag der Akademischen

    Postfach 630
    8021 Zurich,   Switzerland 
  • Authors:
    • BRUETSCH, R
  • Publication Date: 1975-7-31

Language

  • German

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00184250
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Bundesanstalt für Straßenwesen (BASt)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 13 1979 12:00AM