Traffic Congestion and Greenhouse Gases

Traffic Congestion and Greenhouse Gases

Focus on emissions and energy efficiency has long been focused on vehicles and improving their efficiency. This article discusses the option that hasn't been utilized as much by policy markers, to just limit the amount people drive.

Key findings

Traffic congestion has lead to more fuel emissions and therefore congestion mitigation programs should also reduce emissions.

Speed management and traffic smoothing can can help alleviate the acceleration and breaking that happens in congested areas.

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