Detailed ADMS-Urban modelling for Greater Manchester`s Clean Air Plan
Greater Manchester is developing a Clean Air Plan to tackle illegally high levels of roadside air pollution across the city-region. They have carried out detailed modelling with CERC's ADMS-Urban software, which is widely used for developing and testing policy and action plans for air quality improvement. The modelling identified 152 stretches of road likely to have levels of NO2 in breach of legal limits beyond 2020 if no action is taken (i.e. annual average above 40 μg/m3). An interactive mapshows which stretches of road are affected.
To develop the Clean Air Plan, Greater Manchester is considering a wide range of measures that could help reduce roadside NO2 levels. The final Clean Air Plan will include a combination of interventions from a shortlist of 14 potential measures including retrofitting public transport and local authority fleets, increasing use of alternative fuels and electric vehicles, and Clean Air Zones. No decision has been taken yet on which of these measures will be included in the final Greater Manchester Clean Air Plan. The Greater Manchester Clean Air Plan Business Case is required to be submitted to Government by 31 December 2018.