Environmental impact assessment of transportation networks with degradable links in an era of climate change

Anna Nagurney, Qiang Qiang, Ladimer S. Nagurney

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Abstract

This paper proposes environmental impact assessment indices to evaluate the environmental effects of link capacity degradation in transportation (road) networks. The indices are applicable in the case of either user-optimizing or system-optimizing behavior. We also construct environmental link importance indicators that allow for the ranking of links in transportation networks in terms of their environmental importance, should they be removed/destroyed. Numerical transportation network examples illustrate the proposed quantitative environmental indicators and further substantiate that system-optimizing behavior does not necessarily lead to reduced emissions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)154-171
Number of pages18
JournalInternational Journal of Sustainable Transportation
Volume4
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2010

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Environmental Engineering
  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Automotive Engineering
  • Transportation

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