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A Modelling Framework For Including Environmental Impact Analysis In Transport Planning Studies: Seeking Prevention Not Cure

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/UT950191

Volume

18

Pages

8

Published

1995

Size

855 kb

Author(s)

M.A.P. Taylor, J.E. Woolley, T.M. Young & S.J. Thompson-Clement

Abstract

A modelling framework for including environmental impact analysis in transport planning studies: seeking prevention not cure M.A.P. Taylor, J.E. Woolley, T.M. Young, S.J. Thompson-Clement Transport Systems Centre, University of South Australia, The Levels, SA 5095, Australia This paper considers the development of a method to assess the impacts of transport systems on the urban environment and for investigating plans to ameliorate adverse environmental impacts in a region. The method draws on models for transport network analysis and for fuel consumption and emissions modelling. Models permitting: (1) the examination of alternative policies and broad strategies for metropolitan travel, and (2) alternative vehicle and fuel technologies, are included in the system. The paper indicates how these procedures are being integrated into an environmental impact assessment package, or supermodel, known as IMPAECT (Impact Model for Prediction and Assessment of the Environmental Consequences

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