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Community Attitudes to Road Freight Vehicles
This report describes the perceived impact of heavy freight vehicles using major freight routes on people living or working close to such routes. The literature obtained, and the experience of relevant stakeholders, suggested that noise and…
Strategies for Reducing the Environmental Impacts of Increased Night-Time Operations of Road Freight: A Scoping Study
It is predicted that the Australian road freight task will more than double between 2000 and 2020. The Australian heavy vehicle industry estimates that the increased road freight task will result in the addition of approximately 50,000 trucks to the…
Maintenance Techniques to Reduce Social and Environmental Impacts
Selection of maintenance techniques is always a balance between the administering authority costs and social and environmental costs and outcomes. This project provides practical information and a methodology (including a worked example) for…
Review of Air Quality Models for Roads
The Austroads project T+E.E.531 was undertaken to determine to the state of the art in regional and local air quality modelling within Australia as applied to road transport projects and to provide recommendations for the way forward to address…
Guidelines for Conducting Air Quality Studies
The principle objective of air quality impact assessment is to give the community an acceptable assessment of the air quality changes brought about through a significant road project. The initial in-house scoping of a significant road project,…
Review of Vertical Exhausts
The Review of Vertical Exhausts report concludes that vertical exhaust stacks on heavy vehicles result in dramatically improved air quality and only slightly higher noise levels compared to conventional low exit exhaust systems in an urban…