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Evaluation Of The Florence Highway Widening Plan By Means Of LCA Approach

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/UT030621

Volume

64

Pages

10

Published

2003

Size

598.47 kb

Author(s)

A. Corti & L. Lombardi

Abstract

Evaluation of the Florence highway widening plan by means of LCA approach A. Corti, L. Lombardi Dipartimento di Energetica "Sergio Steccon- Universita degli Studi di Firenze - Italy Abstract The project of boosting the Florence segment of the main Italian highway, linking the northern regions with the southern ones, has been evaluated in this work, by means of Life Cycle Assessment. Basically, the project consists in building a third lane, for both north and south directions, for the highway segment which bypasses the Florence urban area. This route - 22,5 km long between the two outermost Florence highway exits - is intensively used also as alternative local traffic way in spite of urban area crossing. Because of the large traffic flows, slowing-downs and jams are frequently reported, especially during rush hours. Beyond annoyances as comfort reduction, time wastes, and noises, this situation strongly contributes to environmental quality reduction in the suburban area, in the highway neighbo

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