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Environmental effects of urban road traffic

Chen Chu

Environmental effects of urban road traffic

an annotated bibliography.

by Chen Chu

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Published by Centre for Environmental Studies in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • City traffic -- Environmental aspects -- Bibliography.

  • Edition Notes

    SeriesCentre for Environmental Studies. Information papers, 26
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsHT390 .C43 no. 26, Z7164.T81 .C43 no. 26
    The Physical Object
    Pagination77 p.
    Number of Pages77
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL5455142M
    ISBN 100901350332
    LC Control Number73157362

    Traffic in Towns was an influential report and popular book on urban and transport planning policy published 25 November for the UK Ministry of Transport by a team headed by the architect, civil engineer and planner Colin Buchanan. The report warned of the potential damage caused by the motor car, while offering ways to mitigate it. It gave planners a set of policy . The environmental impacts of urban expansion reach far beyond urban areas themselves. In rapidly urbanizing areas, agriculture intensifies on remaining undeveloped land and is likely to expand to new areas, putting pressure on land resources (Jiang et al., ).

    In urban areas the traffic system context is more complex, where a mixed road user environment prevails and greater perceptual and cognitive demands are placed on road users. In the past, many of the more successful safety countermeasures have focused on designing the roadway to meet the needs and limitations of road users. The health effects of environmental noise iii With increasing urban populations and changes in urban development, a growing number of It is plausible that aircraft, rail and road traffic noise have differential effects on sleep quality and cardiovascular health, but the evidence is .

    ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT OF ROADS AND TRAFFIC. The purpose of the book is to discuss the environmental impact of roads and traffic in general terms and also in specific terms such as noise, vibration and visual intrusion. Methods are described which enable environmental nuisance to be predicted and minimised. impacts on the environment caused by traffic. up for many urban areas and some provinces. In smaller urban areas, the planning emphasis is usually on traffic network planning. For various purposes, feasibility studies road project’s environmental impact is assessed.


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Environmental effects of urban road traffic by Chen Chu Download PDF EPUB FB2

Environmental Effects of Urban Traffic. Bert Van Wee (Delft University of Technology, Delft, The Netherlands) Threats from Car Traffic to the Quality of Urban Life.

ISBN:eISBN: Publication date: 12 April Abstract. Citation Cited by: Environmental effects of urban road traffic. London, Centre for Environmental Studies, (OCoLC) Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: Chen Chu. The impact of the policy on bike-sharing use mainly occurs through the reduction of road traffic congestion, which makes cycling safer and more pleasant.

The findings of the study indicate that policies aiming to reduce car use also have positive repercussions on the uptake of green mobility : Elisabetta Cornago, Alexandros Dimitropoulos, Walid Oueslati.

The objectives of urban transportation plans are increasingly being framed in environmental terms. This has resulted in part from the knowledge that the transport system can be manipulated to achieve desirable patterns of urban development and in the more negative sense from growing awareness of the disamenity that stems from urban road by: 2.

Traffic engineers have introduced more light-controlled crossings in recognition of this problem. The use of road tunnels or viaducts can reduce severance, especially in Environmental effects of urban road traffic book areas, though the latter introduce significant visual impact, and both solutions are costly.

The three most damaging effects of road construction and management are noise, dust and vibrations. Noise mainly occurs during road construction phases but it can also occur to a lesser degree during maintenance operations.

Dust is created during the construction of gravel roads and unbound aggregate layers. The environmental aspects of roads projects are normally addressed during the design phase and great efforts should be made to protect the surrounding natural environment from any related impacts.

This includes everything from animals and plants, geology and landscape, and the natural processes that affect them all. If this can be done, and properly documented. No urban street is free from the effects of engine fumes and these almost certainly contribute towards the formation of smog.

As traffic volumes increase, however, atmospheric pollution will also increase. In the United States, with its much higher levels of vehicle ownership, there is mounting concern over the effects of vehicle fumes. density, length and accessibility exhibited within the intra- and inter- urban road networks.

Ikeja is a typical example in the history of growth and development of cities in Nigeria. The city became capital of Lagos State in with improved road networks developed to cater for increase in concentration of pedestrian and vehicular movements.

Abstract. The continuous increase of vehicle fleet along with the development of road transport networks has associated a wide range of externalities. Main types of externalities refer to environmental impact, expressed as Greenhouse Gas Emissions, raw materials depletion, energy and fuel consumption or disruption of ecosystem equilibrium, social impact, expressed as quality of people life, human health and economic impact, expressed as economic growth.

Recommendation: Monitoring systems should be developed for the evaluation and assessment of environmental effects resulting from changes in the road system—for example, traffic volume, vehicle mix, structure modifications, and network adjustments. Data from monitoring could then be used to evaluate previous assessments and, over the long term.

realized. Road investments also have adverse long-term effects on traffic congestion. They spawn new trips due to the land-use development (and possibly sprawl), which improved car access induces. Moreover, road construction itself is disruptive for densely-built urban areas. In many cases, the.

Traffic noise is a significant externality in urban areas that reduces the quality of life and may produce non-negligible effects on human health. The main factor responsible for traffic noise is individual transportation (cars and motorcycles) and the more congested the urban network, the higher the average level of traffic noise.

These effects have a significant impact on your personal life, safety, future and the environment as a whole. What is Congestion. Traffic congestion usually occurs when there are too many cars for the available road space. It can happen on almost any road system, but it’s commonly seen in and around urban centers such as the CBD when there is roadworks or route modifications in place.

Traffic jams. Effects of traffic and roads on the environment in urban areas. [Paris] (OCoLC) Material Type: Government publication, International government publication: Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.

ISBN: X OCLC Number:. Road transport is one of the main sources of environment pollution. Transport nodes are a particular challenge for the environment and are related to substantial traffic congestion and slow vehicle flow.

One of the main transport nodes in the city of Poznan (Poland) is a roundabout known as Rondo Rataje. This survey of the literature on the ecological effects of roads and traffic revealed many articles published over many years in peer reviewed journals.

There has also been a growing number of reports on the ecological effects of roads produced by government authorities. Whereas few reports have been published on assessing the ecological impacts. Vehicular traffic and, by implication, road surfaces are among the most important sources of pollutants to the environment, particularly the urban environment, and can have significant human and ecosystem health impacts.

Research studies have confirmed the vulnerability of the population living near high-traffic areas, particularly the elderly.

Road accidents cannot be stopped despite providing the best possible roads and intersections, however there are ways to reduce the impact of road accidents on road.

If you live in a large city or any area where there are lots of commuters on the road, then you are probably familiar with the effects of traffic congestion. What you may not realize is the extent. Environmental impact of urban traffic volumes: a causal specific approach.

Environmental impact of traffic volumes has a long history of debates and in the last forty years, major research projects have tried to identify the impact through the monitoring of atmospheric parameters.facilities such as road space, parking area, road signals and effective traffic management.

They argue that urban congestion mainly concerns two domains of circulation, passengers and freight which share the same infrastructure. Thus, traffic congestion condition on road networks occurs as a result of excessive use of road.

The effects of pollutants found in vehicle exhaust are significant for people living in urban areas. High levels of nitrogen oxide are toxic to humans. Sulfur dioxide is the primary cause of acid rain. Carbon dioxide contributes to climate .