Traffic Limitation

"Traffic Limitation" comprises measures for traffic reduction in case of overheating and high levels of ozone.

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    Short description of measure

    Problem to be solved: Traffic contributes to overheating and high levels of ozone in summertime

    Goal, potential objective: Reducing emissions and thus reducing the concentration of primary pollutants

    Developmental steps: State legislations (European directives); regional legislations

    Instruments, implementation mechanism: Municipal legislation in agreement with other municipalities

    Area of implementation: Local, urban

    Responsibilities: Municipality

    Time horizon: Short term with respect to the reduction of air pollution; long term with respect to the reduction of CO2 levels

    Economic aspects: Economic disadvantages (trade limitation, shopping limitation)

    Promoters, obstacles, risks: Lots of problems with citizens and traders, shoppers, etc.

    Side effects: New possibilities for using the city space in different ways: walking open air, using bikes, etc.

    Bridge to mitigation: Reduction of greenhouse gas emissions