CARTEEH-Funded Study Produces Systematic Evidence Map on Policies to Reduce Traffic-Related Air Pollution
Video produced by The MRC Epidemiology Unit, a department at the University of Cambridge
A CARTEEH-funded project developed the first peer-reviewed systematic evidence map (SEM) to compile evidence on urban-level policy interventions to reduce traffic emissions and/or traffic-related air pollution (TRAP) in the context of human exposure and health effects. The findings were recently published in Environment International and were a collaborative effort between several institutions, led by Dr. Haneen Khreis, a former CARTEEH researcher now with Cambridge University.
The SEM includes 376 unique articles, including 58 unique policy interventions, and 1,139 unique policy scenarios across six policy categories, namely pricing, land-use, infrastructure, behavior, technology, and management, standards, and services. An open-access, query-able Excel database with a complementary interactive visualization tool was created to showcase how users can find more about the effectiveness of the policy scenarios in reducing, increasing, and having mixed or no effect on traffic emissions or TRAP.
This database and interactive visualization tool can be valuable resources for researchers, practitioners, and policymakers to help plan interventions in their own regions and cities.
Full paper: https://www.carteeh.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/04/Systematic-Evidence-Map.pdf
Open access Excel database: https://carteehdata.org/library/dataset/urban-policy-intervention-f08c
Open access interactive visualization tool: https://tableau.tamu.edu/t/TTI/views/SEMDataVisualizationV2/SEMVisualizationDashboard?%3Aembed=y&%3AisGuestRedirectFromVizportal=y