WIT Press

Traffic-related Environmental Impact Mapping In Downtown Amsterdam

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/AIR940421

Volume

3

Pages

8

Published

1994

Size

882 kb

Author(s)

H. Heida, A.L. de Jong & R.C. Muchall

Abstract

Traffic-related environmental impact mapping in downtown Amsterdam H. Heida, A.L. de Jong, R.C. Muchall O ME GAM-Environmental Research Institute, H.J.E. Wenckebachweg 120, 1096 AR Amsterdam, The Netherlands ABSTRACT Traffic-related environmental impact mapping includes an inventory of all downtown city streets known to have a traffic density surpassing a maximum number of cars per day. The environmental components to be taken into account are carbon monoxide, nitrogen dioxide and benzene as air pollutants, on the one hand, and the noise nuisance level on the other. The impact mapping has been done by applying the CAR-model for the calculation of air pollutant concentrations and the Standard Calculus I-model for the calculation of the noise levels involved. Both models have been extensively validated and are mandatory under Dutch law. The models are able to forecast an average air pollutant and noise nuisance level which is valid for a street traject

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