Haze management: is urban public transportation priority effective?

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dc.contributor.author Zhai, Ziyu
dc.contributor.author Fu, Xiaoling
dc.contributor.author Yi, Ming
dc.contributor.author Sheng, Mingyue
dc.contributor.author Guang, Fengtao
dc.coverage.spatial Germany
dc.date.accessioned 2022-02-16T03:17:58Z
dc.date.available 2022-02-16T03:17:58Z
dc.date.issued 2022-1-11
dc.identifier.issn 0944-1344
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/2292/58201
dc.description.abstract Public transportation is often considered as a green travel mode to alleviate the negative externalities such as traffic congestion and haze pollution generated from transport. However, is prioritizing urban public transportation actually conducive to haze emission reduction? In this study, considering special emphasis on the cumulative effect of haze, a dynamic panel model is constructed to analyze and quantify the impact of public transportation on haze pollution by using the data of 284 cities in China, and the heterogeneity of the impact in cities with different pollution levels is examined. Several interesting findings are derived from the empirical results. First, the development of urban public transportation can significantly alleviate urban haze pollution. Second, the haze reduction effect of public transportation in cities with different pollution levels is non-universal. Comparatively speaking, the haze reduction effect of public transportation in lightly polluted cities is more evident than that in heavily polluted cities. Therefore, in order to reduce haze pollution in a more effective manner, China should continue to promote urban public transportation priority strategy. Moreover, the government should also formulate differentiated traffic development strategies to effectively alleviate the urban traffic burdens.
dc.language eng
dc.publisher Springer Science and Business Media LLC
dc.relation.ispartofseries Environ Sci Pollut Res Int
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dc.rights.uri https://researchspace.auckland.ac.nz/docs/uoa-docs/rights.htm
dc.subject Dynamic panel
dc.subject Haze pollution
dc.subject Public transportation priority
dc.subject Regional heterogeneity
dc.subject Traffic policy
dc.subject Traffic pollution
dc.subject Urban bus
dc.subject 03 Chemical Sciences
dc.subject 05 Environmental Sciences
dc.subject 06 Biological Sciences
dc.title Haze management: is urban public transportation priority effective?
dc.type Journal Article
dc.identifier.doi 10.1007/s11356-021-17871-y
pubs.begin-page 1
dc.date.updated 2022-01-17T03:06:27Z
dc.rights.holder Copyright: The author en
pubs.author-url https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/35013962
pubs.end-page 14
pubs.publication-status Published online
dc.rights.accessrights http://purl.org/eprint/accessRights/RetrictedAccess en
pubs.subtype Journal Article
pubs.elements-id 880040
dc.identifier.eissn 1614-7499
dc.identifier.pii 10.1007/s11356-021-17871-y
pubs.online-publication-date 2022-1-11


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