Clearing the Air: Vehicular Emissions Ploicy for Hong Kong

Clearing the Air: Vehicular Emissions Ploicy for Hong Kong

by F.W. W. Rusco, W. D. Walls
     
 

The air quality in Hong Kong compares well to that of most major cities in the industrialized world and is far better than in most developing countries. In particular, the pollutants which are attributable to motor vehicles - carbon monoxide, hydrocarbons, nitrogen oxides and particulates - are not evident in high concentrations by international standards. There are… See more details below

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The air quality in Hong Kong compares well to that of most major cities in the industrialized world and is far better than in most developing countries. In particular, the pollutants which are attributable to motor vehicles - carbon monoxide, hydrocarbons, nitrogen oxides and particulates - are not evident in high concentrations by international standards. There are two exceptions: (1) in heavily congested urban corridors levels of particulates and nitrogen oxides reach high levels, and (2) in tunnels and carparks, carbon monoxide levels frequently exceed EPD standards. The main source of particulates and nitrogen oxides in Hong Kong is attributable to goods vehicles and to a lesser extent buses; taxis and private cars contribute only a small fraction of these pollutants, even in densely populated areas or urban canyons. The growing volume of vehicle traffic between Hong Kong and China contributes to increasing the level of vehicle emissions found in the territory. These findings have important implications for both environmental and transport policies.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789622016576
Publisher:
Chinese University Press, The
Publication date:
01/28/1995
Pages:
122

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