|Traffic and Mobility|
|Written by Administrator|
|Friday, 23 January 2009 00:00|
Overview and Findings to Date
The options for improvements and potentials for air quality and GHG mitigation in the transport and mobility sector are investigated and promoted, taking into consideration Public and individual transport systems, including bicycle and foot passengers. The use of alternative fuels (e.g biofuels) is investigated together with Module 5 (Supply Systems).
Objectives of the Project
Exchange of knowledge and experiences including technical, economic, environmental and socio-economic aspects
Accompanying the established SA working groups and co-operate at the scientific technology innovation
Declare priority areas for sustainable Air Quality Management Measures
Capacity building, consulting and training to handle the GIS-Tools for traffic regulations
Build up the acceptance of sustainability transport measures
Networking to establish measurements to guarantee sustainable mobility by protecting the climate
Calibrating selected monitoring stations for a scientific evaluation of measurements
Expected Contributions to an Energy and Climate Efficient Development of Future Megacities
Particular attention will be paid to the following aspects:
Scientific research and development, consulting, investigation by accompanying the ongoing SA projects are the general used methods. On this stage, the implementation of a representative Emissions Inventory Mobile Sources for the area under consideration is the long term target. For this, a GIS based tool will be developed and adapted first in a selected Pilot Area in Johannesburg and at least to the City Region of Gauteng. This results in a Tool for Scenario Calculations as Input for Dispersion Modelling and Climate Protection, useful as Instrument From traffic regulations to GIS-analysis and vice versa.
Under the roof of the South African Air Quality Act 2004, Air Quality Management Plans exist each for Johannesburg, Ekurhuleni and Tshwane (JET). In connection with Integrated Transport Plans this are the input data for the expected results of the previous steps. Research studies about the local driving conditions, the calculation of real - world fuel consumption and exhaust emissions from private passenger cars will be carried on.
By 2030 Johannesburg will be a world-class City with service deliverables and efficiencies, which meet world best practise. Thus, the whole City Region of Gauteng will grow up and the traffic density will increase. Within this, over time the Transport Strategy should achieve a safe and efficient system with public transport in focus and a sustainable urban environment.
In the Act 2004 the minister established mechanisms, systems and procedures to attain compliance with ambient air quality standards, national norms and standards for the control of emissions from mobile sources and for air quality management planning. There is outlined a strong willingness for a contribution to sustainable know-how-transfer. Thus this Module 4 will effect the climate protection situations throughout and over the project period.
Cooperative Partners in Host Country
The work is closely coordinated with local partners like the administrative bodies, public transport companies, research institutes and the transport and environmental planning departments of the JET cities. In the pre - phase of this Module 4 there was a very good level of collaboration with the local partners.
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