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Collection and use of environmental data for transport management: a view from local authorities

Collection and use of environmental data for transport management: a view from local authorities
Collection and use of environmental data for transport management: a view from local authorities

Research undertaken by the Transportation Research Group at the University of Southampton is discussed, which studies the views, needs and requirements of local authorities as users of sensor grids for environmental monitoring. The study was undertaken through a combination of literature review and workshop activity. Representatives from local authorities were invited to participate in a workshop discussion. It was agreed that more detailed and comprehensive environmental data will be useful for transport planning, network management and traveller information provision. The detailed data can be used to provide a sound understanding of local environmental situations and to identify specific problem areas and times. For local authorities, monitoring noise level and air pollutants which have direct impact on human health such as PM 10, PM 2.5 and NO x is more important than monitoring green house emission. Historic data on air pollution will be essential for local transport plans focusing on reduction of road-transport-related pollution. Real time environmental data will be needed to be integrated with existing traffic control and traveller information systems. Information on areas surrounding schools and hospitals are most desirable. However, there was a concern regarding negative information disseminated to the public.

1751-956X
95-101
Li, Y.
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Waterson, B.
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McDonald, M.
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Li, Y.
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Waterson, B.
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Li, Y., Waterson, B. and McDonald, M. (2009) Collection and use of environmental data for transport management: a view from local authorities. IET Intelligent Transport Systems, 3 (1), 95-101. (doi:10.1049/iet-its:20070057).

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Abstract

Research undertaken by the Transportation Research Group at the University of Southampton is discussed, which studies the views, needs and requirements of local authorities as users of sensor grids for environmental monitoring. The study was undertaken through a combination of literature review and workshop activity. Representatives from local authorities were invited to participate in a workshop discussion. It was agreed that more detailed and comprehensive environmental data will be useful for transport planning, network management and traveller information provision. The detailed data can be used to provide a sound understanding of local environmental situations and to identify specific problem areas and times. For local authorities, monitoring noise level and air pollutants which have direct impact on human health such as PM 10, PM 2.5 and NO x is more important than monitoring green house emission. Historic data on air pollution will be essential for local transport plans focusing on reduction of road-transport-related pollution. Real time environmental data will be needed to be integrated with existing traffic control and traveller information systems. Information on areas surrounding schools and hospitals are most desirable. However, there was a concern regarding negative information disseminated to the public.

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e-pub ahead of print date: 9 January 2009
Published date: March 2009

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Local EPrints ID: 420152
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/420152
ISSN: 1751-956X
PURE UUID: 9eee9027-8901-4a50-8633-d544c470b027
ORCID for B. Waterson: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-9817-7119

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Date deposited: 27 Apr 2018 16:30
Last modified: 29 Aug 2019 00:49

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