Promoting Pedestrian Transportation for Reducing Air Pollution from Urban Transport

Emre Kuşkapan (Civil Engineering Department, Faculty of Architecture and Engineering, Erzurum Technical University, Erzurum,Turkey)
Muhammed Yasin Çodur (College of Engineering and Technology, American University of the Middle East, Kuwait)

Article ID: 4570

Abstract


Increasing air pollution around the world causes many problems, especially in the field of health. Air pollution affects not only human health but also other living things health. The factors that cause air pollution the most are heating, industry, and transportation. Many countries in the world carry out various studies to reduce the effect of these factors on air pollution. Especially in the field of transportation, studies have been quite a lot in recent years. In this study, air pollution caused by transportation in Erzurum, Turkey has investigated. Emission amounts of NOX, PM10, and SO2 values have calculated according to the types of vehicles in the city. Then, the amount of emissions from transportation in the total sector has revealed. The transportation structure of the city has examined in general terms and the missing aspects in terms of pedestrian transportation have revealed. Finally, some solution proposals aiming to encourage the use of pedestrian transportation and micro mobility vehicles in order to reduce motor land vehicles are presented.


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Air pollution; Urban transport; Pedestrians

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.30564/jees.v4i1.4570

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