Memorias de investigación
Research Publications in journals:
Environmental Strategies for Selecting Eco-Routing in a Small City
Year:2019

Research Areas
  • Transport,
  • Land transport,
  • Human geography

Information
Abstract
This research aims to find the most ecological itineraries for urban mobility in a small city (eco-routes), where distances are rather short, but car dependence is really high. A real life citywide survey was carried out in the city of Caceres (Spain) with almost 100,000 inhabitants. Research was done on alternating routes, tra?c, times of day, and weather conditions. The output of the study was to assess fuel consumption, CO2, and regulated pollutant emissions for di?erent type of vehicles, routes, and drivers. The results show that in the case studied, urban roads had fewer emissions (CO2 and pollutants) but there was an increase in the population a?ected by pollutants. On the contrary, bypasses reduced travel time and congestion but increased fuel consumption and emissions. Tra?c conditions had a greater influence on fuel consumption in petrol vehicles than diesel ones. Therefore, there must be a balanced distribution of tra?c in order to minimize congestion, and at the same time to reduce emissions and the number of people a?ected by harmful pollution levels. There should be a combination of regulatory measures in tra?c policies in order to achieve that balance by controlling access to city centres, limiting parking spaces, pedestrianization, and lowering tra?c speeds in sensitive areas.
International
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JCR
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Title
Atmosphere
ISBN
2073-4433
Impact factor JCR
2,397
Impact info
Volume
10
10.3390/atmos10080448
Journal number
From page
1
To page
13
Month
AGOSTO
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Participants

Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Centro o Instituto I+D+i: Centro de Investigación del Transporte