Title: Experiences in the modelling of traffic policy measures for ambient air quality management in Lithuania
Authors: Linas Kliucininkas, Simona Balkeviciene, Jolita Mockuviene, Walter Leal Filho
Addresses: Department of Environmental Engineering, Kaunas University of Technology, Radvilenu 19, 50254 Kaunas, Lithuania. ' Department of Environmental Engineering, Kaunas University of Technology, Radvilenu 19, 50254 Kaunas, Lithuania. ' Department of Environmental Engineering, Kaunas University of Technology, Radvilenu 19, 50254 Kaunas, Lithuania. ' Faculty of Life Sciences Research and Transfer Centre ''Applications of Life Sciences'', Hamburg University of Applied Sciences, Lohbruegger Kirchstrabe 65, 21033 Hamburg, Germany
Abstract: This paper presents the application of the Integrated Transport Effect Modelling System (ITEMS) in the city of Kaunas, Lithuania, taking into consideration some factors such as existing vehicle fleet, traffic flows, and ambient air quality monitoring data. The objective of this study is to estimate the exhausts of CO, NOx, and SO2 released by motor vehicles in relation to predictive traffic policy measures in Kaunas. The study analyses the extent to which some traffic policies and future trends may influence the ambient air pollution in urban environment. The comparative analysis of the influence of different traffic policies is presented.
Keywords: ambient air quality; ITEMS; integrated transport effect modelling system; traffic modelling; transport policies; urban transport; Lithuania; traffic flows; air pollution; vehicle exhaust emissions; urban environment.
International Journal of Environment and Pollution, 2008 Vol.35 No.1, pp.13 - 24
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