Best Practices for Reducing Near-Road Pollution

Road Traffic Air Pollution Reduction Strategies

This 16 pp  publication published by the EPA can help school communities identify strategies for reducing traffic-related pollution exposure at schools located downwind from highways, along corridors with significant trucking traffic, or near other traffic or vehicular pollution sources. Many of these strategies are already being used by schools across the country to reduce exposures to traffic-related air pollution.

This publication was designed for school administrators  others in the school community who are concerned about traffic-related air pollution exposure due to a school’s proximity to a heavily traveled roadway or trucking corridor and who want to understand potential approaches to reduce exposures.

Many of the best practices outlined in this publication may also be effective in reducing exposure at schools near other sources of particulate air pollution, such as rail yards, ports, and industrial facilities.

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