KQ3..Urban Case Study 2 (part 1): Cambridge traffic congestion and atmospheric pollution

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Where is Cambridge located?
It is a city on the River Cam, situated in northern England
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What are the 4 main issues in Cambridge?
1. High levels of commuting/congestion. 2. Air pollution. 3. Noise pollution. 4. Economic impacts.
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What is the average distance to travel to work in Cambridgeshire?
15 miles-this is TWICE the national average
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Traffic within the county is...
35% higher than the national average on main urban roads
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Since 1990 (a period of rapid economic and housing growth), how much has the use of motorized transport increased?
It has increased at more than TWICE the national rate
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What are the problems with the increase in transport?
It has increased traffic related emissions which has had a substantial impact on air quality.
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How does transport affect the air quality?
It increases the concentrations of nitrogen dioxide (NO2) and, to a lesser extent, finer particles (PM10).
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What is an increasingly important quality of life issue for communities?
Transport-related noise
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According to The Cambridgeshire Environment Report, what percentage of Cambridge residents said road traffic was a problem?
57% (2010)
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What is the 'Cambridge Phenomenon'?
A term that describes the incredible explosion of technology, life sciences and service companies that has occurred since the 1960's.
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How is the traffic negatively effecting Cambridge's economic growth?
Congestion is slowing the efficiency of businesses
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How is the congestion slowing the efficiency of businesses?
Delivery of products can be delayed, time and money is wasted in standstill traffic=this reduces the time that the individual can work
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At present businesses do not seem to be discouraged from investing in the country, but..
this should not be taken for granted = We need SUSTAINABILITY
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