Urban Road Traffic Management and Co2 Emissions

Road transport is responsible for 23% of the OECD countries’ total CO2 emissions from fuel combustion. This article studies the potential of road traffic management to reduce CO2 emissions, notably in urban areas. An analysis of various advanced traffic management measures showed a reduction of a few percent in CO2 emissions. However, these reductions are sometimes counter-balanced by the occurrence of generated traffic which results in an increase in fuel consumption and therefore in CO2 emissions. Congestion charges seem promising with reductions of more than 13%. Overall, there is a lack of rigorous environmental assessment of traffic management measures.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: CD-ROM
  • Features: References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 8p
  • Monograph Title: ITS in Daily Life

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01150513
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 2 2010 2:54PM