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Using VISSIM to evaluate the environmental impact of traffic calming

Lookup NU author(s): Sergio Grosso, Dr Steven Wright


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Microscopic modelling of traffic can provide more meaningful results in the prediction of pollution and noise generated by traffic than 'traditional' models based on macroscopic aggregation because the vehicles' position, speed and accelaration are calculated at e ach simulation time step that can be as low as 0.1 sec. This paper presents pollution (CO, CO2, NOx, FC, HC, PM) and noise predictions as a result of the application of 20 mph scheme and/or traffic calming for a town in Yorkshire. It also shows the advantage of representing speed-flow profiles through simulation rather than through mathematical modelling.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Grosso S, Wright SD, Bell MGH

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Traffic Engineering & Control

Year: 2002

Volume: 43

Issue: 5

Pages: 238-243

Print publication date: 01/06/2002

ISSN (print): 0041-0683

ISSN (electronic): 1751-9462

Publisher: Hemming Information Services Ltd.