The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering is pleased to announce Courtney Slavin's MS thesis defense: "Can we quantify the impacts of traffic and traffic signal timing on pedestrian air quality?"
Date: Thursday, August 9, 2012
Location: Engineering Building 315
Adviser: Dr. Miguel Figliozzi
Summary: Air pollution along busy transportation corridors is a growing concern in cities all over the United States. Due to the lack of detailed data temporal data, the relationships among pedestrian level air quality, traffic volumes, and traffic signal timing has not yet been fully explored. The impact of traffic volumes and signal timing was quantified for particulate matter, carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide. The results of this research are an important step towards the design of traffic signal systems that take into account air quality impacts.