Impact of uCARe measures on air quality in selected cities. Deliverrable D4.5
van Gijlswijk, R.N.
The consumer behaviour measures investigated within the uCARe project reduce emissions of passenger cars. The impact of these measures on average annual air pollutant concentrations was investigated for the cities of Zurich, Gothenburg and Amsterdam for the years 2019/2020 and 2030. Pollutants considered are nitrogen dioxide (NO2) and particulate matter (PM10 and PM2.5). Two scenarios of implementation are compared to a baseline scenario. The “best-case” scenario assumes the perfect implementation of all interventions considered. The “most-likely” scenario assumes a realistic degree of implementation of the interventions, which is based on comparisons of driving patterns before and after training in the uCARe pilot studies and surveys carried out either within or outside the research program. For each city a different Gaussian dispersion model is applied to assess the air pollutant concentration. The meteorological input and the chemistry used is roughly the same among the models, but the input for road emissions is more detailed for the models used in Zurich and Amsterdam than in the model used in Gothenburg. The models also differ in terms of accounting for the impact of street canyons and for changes in background concentrations due to the large-scale implementation of uCARe measures.
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