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Sustainable Urban Transport

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Sustainable Urban Transport
transport that last and be non damaging in the senses of social, environmental and climate impacts
Traffic congestion
Heavy traffic making it difficult to move around a town or city
40,000
Number of deaths caused by poor air quality in UK per year (2016)
Discoloured buildings
from vehicle emissions
Particulate Matter
Small particles suspended in air often from car exhausts and industrial processes. e.g.PM2.5, hazardous to human health
Nitrous Oxides
can form smogs and damage lung tissue causing emphysema and Bronchitis
Car Emissions
can impact upon health via respiratory conditions such as asthma
Economic Impacts
Congestion costs businesses and people money as they are sat in traffic
MOT
Ministry of Transport vehicle test, checks car exhaust fumes to check cars do not pollute too much.
London congestion charge
A payment that must be made every time you enter central London in a vehicle
Electric cars
Cars that run on rechargeable batteries that do not pollute within cities
Tyne and Wear Metro
An electric light railway system linking Sunderland, Gateshead and Newcastle in the North East of England
Nexus
Company that run the Tyne and Wear Metro
Cycle lanes
A strategy used to protect cyclists, keeping them separate from car traffic and encouraging sustainable bike use.
1980
Opening date of the Tyne and Wear Metro
40 million
Public journeys on the Tyne and Wear Metro in 2006 network
Park and ride
A scheme where car parks are set up at the edge of a town and people travel by bus or metro, such as Four Lane Ends in Newcastle