The Impacts Of Road Transport On Urban Air Quality - A Case Study Of The Greater Manchester Region
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J.W.S. Longhurst, D. Rayfield & D.E. Conlan
The impacts of road transport on urban air quality - a case study of the Greater Manchester region J.W.S. Longhurst, D. RayMd, D.E. Conlan Department of Environmental and Geographical ABSTRACT Within the context provided by one of the UK's major commercial, industrial and population centres, transport induced air quality problems are discussed and potential solutions identified. The problem is defined in terms of economic and social factors leading to the development of a car based economy allied to macro scale changes in industrial activity and decentralisation of population. The resultant impacts of transport emissions on the natural and built environment and human health are discussed. The administrative, legislative and pollution control responses to the problem are examined. The nature of this growing problem means it will require the integration of policies on traffic management, land use, public transport and pollution control if it is to be addressed satisfactorily.