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Urban structure and air pollution

Lyons, T.J., Kenworthy, J.R. and Newman, P.W.G. (1990) Urban structure and air pollution. Atmospheric Environment. Part B. Urban Atmosphere, 24 (1). pp. 43-48.

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Representative driving cycles across the Perth, Western Australia, metropolitan region illustrate a direct relationship to urban land use. Movement away from the central business district results in fewer traffic events, higher speeds, longer cruise periods and shorter stops. The consequent reduction in root mean square acceleration leads to a corresponding reduction in vehicle emission factors. Urban planning implications are pursued and highlight the importance of public transport as an option in reducing urban air pollution.

Item Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation(s): Institute for Science and Technology Policy
School of Biological and Environmental Sciences
Publisher: Elsevier BV
Copyright: (c) Elsevier BV
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