Environmental Effects of Urban Traffic

This chapter presents a general overview of environmental effects related to traffic followed by an overview of urban environmental effects. Effects relate to emissions of carbon dioxide (climate change), Nitrogen oxide (acidification, air quality), PM, CO and HC (air pollution) as well as to noise production. The chapter also gives an overview of the related health impacts. Attention is then paid to the health benefits of walking and cycling. The chapter concludes with possible measures to reduce negative environmental impacts.

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    • Abstract reprinted with permission from Elsevier.
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    Linacre House, Jordan Hill
    Oxford,   United Kingdom  OX2 8DP
  • Authors:
    • van Wee, Bert
  • Publication Date: 2007


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Edition: First
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 11-32
  • Monograph Title: Threats from Car Traffic to the Quality of Urban Life: Problems, Causes, and Solutions

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  • Accession Number: 01076726
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9780080448534
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 4 2007 10:03AM