A monitoring system to control effects and effectiveness of traffic measures in urban areas

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Courtesy of IVU Umwelt GmbH

Within a project on environmental traffic management in Braunschweig, Germany, (“UVM Umweltorientiertes Verkehrsmanagement Braunschweig”) a monitoring system has been installed as part of an environmental traffic management system (ETMS). This paper describes the layout, the application and the validation of the monitoring system.

The effectiveness of implemented traffic measures for a selected hotspot as well as the side effects were assessed by comparing modelling results based on identical input data but using traffic data without any measures in one case and with reduced traffic in the other case. The results emphasise the importance of a monitoring system that offers the possibility to assess and control the consequences of traffic measures within the entire road network.

During the project, differences between results of the monitoring system and measurements were observed. It will be shown that these may be attributed to some degree to the emission factors of HBEFA 2.1 (INFRAS, 2004) which was used as the basis for emission modeling.

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