General Information
    • ISSN: 2010-0264
    • Frequency: Bimonthly (2010-2014); Monthly (Since 2015)
    • DOI: 10.18178/IJESD
    • Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Richard Haynes
    • Executive Editor: Ms. Nancy Y. Liu
    • Abstracting/ Indexing: Chemical Abstracts Services (CAS), CABI, Ulrich Periodicals Directory, Electronic Journals Library, Crossref, ProQuest.
    • E-mail:
  • Jun 22, 2018 News! [CFP] 2018 the annual meeting of IJESD Editorial Board, ACESD 2018, will be held in Singapore during November 2-4, 2018.    [Click]
  • Jan 15, 2019 News! Vol.10, No.2 has been published with online version!   [Click]
The University of Queensland, Australia
It is my honor to be the editor-in-chief of IJESD. The journal publishes good papers in the field of environmental science and development.
IJESD 2015 Vol.6(1): 14-17 ISSN: 2010-0264
DOI: 10.7763/IJESD.2015.V6.553

Is a 30% Reduction in Emissions by Changing Transport Patterns in Ankara Feasible?

Can Bıyık
Abstract—The purpose of this paper is to examine potential air pollution reductions by shifting people’s transport pattern into public buses from passenger cars. A quantitative survey approach is used to estimate car driver’s transport characteristics and some data are collected from local council website for public bus journeys. DMRB (Design Manual for Roads and Bridges) excel spread sheet is used to calculate local and regional air pollution emissions from passenger vehicles and public buses. In this research, I have found that there is a high potential of people prefer public buses in future but this potential does not provide to decrease all emissions of 30% of reductions because NOx emissions decrease less than other pollutants. Another important finding is that new local benzene and 1.3-butadieneair quality values could meet the national air pollution standards, if the 42% of car drivers are encouraged to travel by public buses in Ankara.

Index Terms—Air pollution, air quality, environment, transport.

Can Bıyık is with School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Science, University of Birmingham, United Kingdom (e-mail:


Cite:Can Bıyık, "Is a 30% Reduction in Emissions by Changing Transport Patterns in Ankara Feasible?," International Journal of Environmental Science and Development vol. 6, no. 1, pp. 14-17, 2015.

Copyright © 2008-2018. International Journal of Environmental Science and Development. All rights reserved.