WIT Press


Air Quality Management In Urban Areas Of England: The Changing Role Of Transport Planning

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/UT000331

Volume

49

Pages

10

Published

2000

Size

1,096 kb

Author(s)

C.I. Seattle, J.W.S. Longhurst & N.K. Woodfield

Abstract

The UK is well underway in implementing a system of air quality management (AQM) as required for delivery of the UK National Air Quality Strategy (NAQS)'. The Air Quality Regulations (1997)* gave legal weight to standards and objectives for seven specific pollutants, which are to be achieved by 2005, which have recently been updated by further regulations^. Transport is the main contributor to the majority of the specific pollutants, particularly in urban areas. Inevitably, transport planning will therefore be a key factor of the AQM process. A previous study* evaluated the role of transport planning within the air quality management (AQM) process and assessed the extent to which air quality management has been adopted by transport planning functions of local

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