Do traffic modellers and project managers care about CO2 emissions from transport?

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When you design a traffic facility, are the CO2 emission results from your traffic modeling software less important than the Level of Service results?

We have recently added a detailed description of the fuel and emission modelling used in SIDRA INTERSECTION and SIDRA TRIP on our website. These software packages use unique models based on our work at ARRB that won the Institute of Transportation Engineers 1986 Transportation Energy Conservation Award. The models were updated in recent years. See the attached images.

These power-based vehicle energy and emission models combined with a powerful lane-based traffic model enable transportation planners and engineers to carry out environmental analysis for assessing intersection and network traffic solutions. They can be valuable for professionals interested in realistic assessment of the effects of transport on the environment. There are many articles and reports for download on our Publications page.

Dr Rahmi Akçelik

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