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Traffic Management Report

By: Manuela Kapitany 10K

Raj Rahman- Geography HL

Task: Evaluate a named management strategy at a local or national scale designed to achieve environmental sustainability.

Firstly what exactly is sustainability? Sustainability could be defined as an ability or capacity of maintaining or to sustaining something itself. It is about people and culture, our environment, jobs and money; it is about cities and countries, it is about you and me, it is also something for other people to worry about.

Now that we know what sustainability actually is, our main focus will be more towards "Environmental sustainability". Environmental sustainability is making decisions and taking action of protecting the natural world, focusing on "preserving the capability of the environment to support human life."

Most ways of transport involve the combustion of fossil fuels, which lead to the problem of air pollution. Air pollution problems are most intense where the traffic is most dense, around city centers and airports, for example. Traffic (especially road traffic) contributes to issues such as congestion, noise pollution and the disruption of ecosystems.

As mentioned bellow the traffic and all these transport methods are widely affecting the environment around us.

Currently there are methods to control and solve the transport and traffic issues; Active traffic management is a "method of increasing peak capacity and smoothing traffic flows on busy major highways." They are schemes to promote more efficient traffic movement in a given area, and/or improve the area's environment, for example by rearranging traffic flows, controlling intersections and regulating times and places for parking.

According to The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), The Intervention area 2: "investments in urban development and slum upgrading" promotes:

Pollution Control: "Urban environmental management-Air pollution control, Adoption and enforcement of regulatory standards and investments in pollution...