OptiDrifT - Optimized urban street operation for improved environment, acceccability and safety
|Coordinator||Statens väg- och transportforskningsinstitut - Statens väg- och transportforskningsinstitut, LINKÖPING|
|Funding from Vinnova||SEK 4 623 156|
|Project duration||October 2014 - March 2019|
Purpose and goal
The project has included collaboration between, in the purpose defined parties, where workshop, questionnaire, focus group as well as project and reference group meetings contributed. The project has focused on methodology and strategy in operational measures against road dust. This work has been done through measurements as well as through criterion-based analysis of activity and air quality data and through scenario analysis using the emission model NORTRIP. Furthermore, the project has developed a further developed method for monitoring of dust load on the road surface.
Expected results and effects
The project has resulted in new knowledge of how street operations, such as cleaning and dust binding, can reduce emissions of PM10 from dusting, and developed methods for follow-up, scenario analysis and evaluation of the measures. The effects of the results are judged primarily to be important for how the street operations can be improved and combined, as well as on how the follow-up of measures can be designed to document what is being implemented and provide the basis for improvements.
Planned approach and implementation
The project has worked well according to plan for implementation. However, the project´s freedom of action was limited by rigid entrepreneurial contracts and by the city´s priority on accessibility and to reach the environmental quality standard, which meant that several ideas for improvements and optimization could not be tested and/or could not be evaluated. The ambition to be able to develop a measuring method for following up dust quantities inside the vacuum suction had to be abandoned, as the environment in the machine´s vacuum system was too tough for any measuring instrument.