—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.
—Air pollution, air quality, environment, transport.
Can Bıyık is with School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Science, University of Birmingham, United Kingdom (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
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.