Title: SHERPA-city: a web application to assess the impact of traffic measures on NO2 pollution in cities
Citation: ENVIRONMENTAL MODELLING & SOFTWARE vol. 135 p. 104904
Publication Year: 2021
JRC N°: JRC121955
ISSN: 1364-8152 (online)
URI: https://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC121955
DOI: 10.1016/j.envsoft.2020.104904
Type: Articles in periodicals and books
Abstract: This paper presents SHERPA-City, a web application to assess the potential of traffic measures to abate NO2 air pollution in cities. The application is developed by the Joint Research Centre. It is freely available (https://integrated-assessment.jrc.ec.europa.eu) and allows the user to perform a fast screening of possible NO2 abatement measures addressing traffic in European cities. SHERPA-City results depend on the quality of the default input data. It is therefore important to stress that the SHERPA-City default traffic flows, emission factors, fleet composition, road network topology, NO2 pollution from other sources and meteorological data are based on EU-wide datasets that may not always represent perfectly a particular local situation. This is why the SHERPA-City allows the default data to be substituted by local data, to better reflect local features. This tool must be considered as a first step in exploring options to abate NO2 air pollution through transport measures. The final decisions should be based, wherever possible, on full-scale modelling studies incorporating local knowledge.
JRC Directorate:Energy, Transport and Climate

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