Did London’s Congestion Charging Scheme Improve Its Air Quality?


The Impact of the Congestion Charging Scheme on Air Quality in London: Part 1. Emissions Modeling and Analysis of Air Pollution Measurements (121 page pdf, Frank, Kelly H., Ross Anderson, Ben Armstrong, Richard Atkinson, Ben Barratt, Sean Beevers, Dick Derwent, David Green, Ian Mudway, and Paul Wilkinson , Research Report 155, Health Effects Institute Apr.26, 2011)

 

The focus of today’s review is an analysis of the changes resulting from the implementation of the Congestion Charging Scheme in London, using modelling and ground measurements. The results seem to point to little significant change in local air quality which may have been masked by other measures taken to reduce traffic congestion which did improve.

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