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Volume :40 Issue : 155 2014      Add To Cart                                                                    Download

The Impact of Urban Transportation and Traffic on Air Pollution and Noise in Riyadh .

Auther : Dr. Ameer M. AL-Alwan

     The aim of this research is to investigate the effect of urban transport and traffic on air pollution and noise within S.A. cities, in particular the city of Riyadh. Assess it's impact and the best recommended solutions to deal with this problem. To achieve this goal, two questioners were designed, one set for the citizens and the other for the public officials and key responsible figures, regarding urban transport and traffic, environmental issues, and public health in the city. Both questioners were tested for reliability and validity.
     The results of this research showed that urban transport, traffic and congestion have great impact on air pollution and noise inside the city. Also, the results indicate that large percentage from the sample size think that air pollution and noise have negative health, psychological, and economic effects. Also, great percentage of the sample size depends on car for urban transport to work and shopping.
     In addition the results indicate that the main factors that cause air pollution and noise in the city are lack of good urban public transport, heavy dependence on car for urban transport, continuous truck movement, and the nature of urban planning in the city. Finally the research suggests some solutions to the problem of air pollution and noise related to urban public transport, limiting and controlling trucks movement,. improving the urban planning of the city, and raising level of awareness about environmental issues among the general public.

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