Integrating air pollution modelling with scenario testing in road transport planning: the TRAEMS approach

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Title Integrating air pollution modelling with scenario testing in road transport planning: the TRAEMS approach
Author Affum, Joseph Kwame; Brown, Lex; Chan, Andrew
Journal Name The Science of the Total Environment: an international journal for scientific research into the environment and its relationship with man
Year Published 2003
Place of publication Netherlands
Publisher Elsevier BV
Abstract Transport add-on environmental modelling system (TRAEMS) is a GIS-based environmental modelling system designed to evaluate the environmental consequences of road traffic in urban areas. Its development has been underpinned by the premises that the evaluation of road traffic impacts is best undertaken during the early planning stages of road networks, and that this can utilise much of the data generated by the transport planners themselves as they apply their travel demand models as to planning of road networks. The system integrates information about traffic—usually from travel-forecasting models—with information about land use, to provide the input data to a range of commonly used models that estimate pollution from a road traffic system, and the energy consumption of that system. TRAEMS facilitates this integration and allows land use, transport and environmental planners to have rapid feedback on the environmental effects of road transport network scenarios that are being developed and tested. Its purpose is to aid in the selection of environmentally-preferred road networks and to highlight where management of pollution levels on future road networks will be required. TRAEMS has a modular structure. This paper describes the main features of the air pollution and fuel consumption modules of the system and illustrates the system's utility through case studies at both metropolitan-wide- and local-area scales.
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Volume 312
Page from 1
Page to 14
ISSN 0048-9697
Date Accessioned 2004-03-29
Language en_AU
Research Centre Urban Research Program
Faculty Faculty of Environmental Sciences
Subject PRE2009-Transport Engineering
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1

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