Book Chapter
The MCMA Transportation System: Mobility and Air Pollution

As discussed in previous chapters, the rapid growth of the MCMA’s population, motor vehicle fleet, and industrial activity over the latter half of the 20th Century combined with the city’s meteorological and topographical situation has produced extraordinary levels of air pollution. The MCMA is today one of the world’s five largest cities. Until recently, it also held the dubious distinction of being one of the world’s most polluted cities, suffering from serious ozone and particulate pollution for much of the year.

Title
Publication TypeBook Chapter
Year of Publication2002
AuthorsGakenheimer R, Sánchez S
EditorMolina LT
Series EditorSussman J
TranslatorP. Zegras C, Howitt A, Makler J, Lacy R, Slott R, Villegas A, Molina MJ
Book TitleAir Quality in the Mexico Megacity: An Integrated Assessment
Series TitleAlliance for Global Sustainability Bookseries
Volume2
Pagination213-284
Abstract

As discussed in previous chapters, the rapid growth of the MCMA’s population, motor vehicle fleet, and industrial activity over the latter half of the 20th Century combined with the city’s meteorological and topographical situation has produced extraordinary levels of air pollution. The MCMA is today one of the world’s five largest cities. Until recently, it also held the dubious distinction of being one of the world’s most polluted cities, suffering from serious ozone and particulate pollution for much of the year.

URLhttps://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-94-010-0454-1_6
DOI10.1007/978-94-010-0454-1_6