Environmental assessment of low speed policies for motor vehicle mobility in city centres

Casanova Kindelán, Jesús and Fonseca González, Natalia Elizabeth (2011). Environmental assessment of low speed policies for motor vehicle mobility in city centres. "Global Nest Journal", v. 14 (n. 2); pp. 192-201. ISSN 1790-7632.

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Title: Environmental assessment of low speed policies for motor vehicle mobility in city centres
Author/s:
  • Casanova Kindelán, Jesús
  • Fonseca González, Natalia Elizabeth
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: Global Nest Journal
Date: March 2011
ISSN: 1790-7632
Volume: 14
Subjects:
Faculty: E.T.S.I. Industriales (UPM)
Department: Ingeniería Energética y Fluidomecánica [hasta 2014]
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

streets in local residential areas in large cities, real traffic tests for pollutant emissions and fuel consumption have been carried out in Madrid city centre. Emission concentration and car activity were simultaneously measured by a Portable Emissions Measurement System. Real life tests carried out at different times and on different days were performed with a turbo-diesel engine light vehicle equipped with an oxidizer catalyst and using different driving styles with a previously trained driver. The results show that by reducing the speed limit from 50 km h-1 to 30 km h-1, using a normal driving style, the time taken for a given trip does not increase, but fuel consumption and NOx, CO and PM emissions are clearly reduced. Therefore, the main conclusion of this work is that reducing the speed limit in some narrow streets in residential and commercial areas or in a city not only increases pedestrian safety, but also contributes to reducing the environmental impact of motor vehicles and reducing fuel consumption. In addition, there is also a reduction in the greenhouse gas emissions resulting from the combustion of the fuel.

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Item ID: 13681
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/13681/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:13681
Official URL: http://journal.gnest.org/sites/default/files/Journal%20Papers/192-201_869_NRG_22_Casanova_14-2.pdf
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 31 Jan 2013 12:58
Last Modified: 31 Jan 2017 16:38
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