WIT Press

Procedures For The Estimation Of Vehicle Emissions In An Urban Environment

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/UT950231

Volume

18

Pages

8

Published

1995

Size

692 kb

Author(s)

D. Rayfield, J.W.S. Longhurst, D.E. Conlan, A.F.R. Watson & T. Hewison

Abstract

Air pollution from road transport is a major environmental problem in urban areas. The steps undertaken in developing an emissions estimation procedure for road traffic in Greater Manchester is presented. This process builds on the existing traffic flow database, by incorporating the facility to estimate current and future emissions from road traffic by entering emission factors, the composition of the vehicle fleet and the daily traffic flow profile. The use of this procedure allied with tools such as Geographical Information Systems, will be important in helping to formulate local air quality management plans and improve the capability of urban transport plannin

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