A Strategic-Level Modeling Tool for Evaluating Air Quality and Greenhouse Gas Mitigation Strategies for Urban Road Freight in Sydney

This paper details the development of a strategic-level modeling tool to evaluate the impacts of air quality and greenhouse gases mitigation strategies for urban freight. The model, known as STEAR-F (Strategic Environmental Analysis of Road Freight) combines publicly available information on freight travel, fleet characteristics, and emission factors to provide estimates of total greenhouse gases (GHG) and non-GHG emissions. Following details of the model development and underlying assumptions, STEAR-F is applied to evaluate strategies currently under consideration in the Sydney region. These include accelerated vehicle scrappage programs, diesel vehicle retrofit programs, low emissions zones, alternative fuel programs, and educational/information programs focused on driver behavior, new technologies and proactive vehicle maintenance.


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 19-30
  • Monograph Title: Transportation, Land Use, Planning, and Air Quality. Selected Papers of the Transportation, Land Use, Planning and Air Quality Conference 2009

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01142241
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9780784410592
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 7 2009 11:52AM