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In 2005, an average of over 120,000 vehicles travelled through Annandale each dayRTA.
If all these vehicles were the 2010 Holden VE SIDI Commodore Berlina and they travelled just 1km, they would have generated 301g CO2-e(greenguide) each. The total CO2-e equivalent generated by Traffic through Annandale, in just one day, would be 301g*120,000 vehicles =36,120kg.
A Hardwood Tree, such as box, gum or olive, with a 32cm girth stores 17 kg or the CO2-e of 62kg(Tree Carbon Calculator). To be carbon neutral, Annandale would need the equivalent of 582 Trees for each day's traffic!
CO2-e Emissions from 120,000 Cars/Day(more vehicles at greenguide)
|Vehicle||Urban CO2-e||Number of Trees (*)|
|2009 Toyota Prius 1.8L 4cyl, CVT 1 speed Hatch, 5 seats, 2WD||90g/km||174|
|2008 Fiat 500 1.2L 4cyl, Other 5 speed Sedan, 4 seats, 2WD||118g/km||228|
|Honda Jazz Gli 1.3L 4cyl, Man 5 speed Hatch, 5 seats, 2WD||138g/km||263|
|2009 Suzuki Alto GL 1.0L 3cyl, Man 5 speed Hatch, 4 seats, 2WD||139g/km||268|
|2009 Lexus RX450h 3.5L 6cyl, CVT 1 speed Wagon, 5 seats, 4WD||155g/km||299|
|Mercedes-Benz A Class A200 2.0L 4cyl, Man 5 speed Sedan, 5 seats, 2WD||231g/km||447|
|2010 Holden VE SIDI Commodore Berlina 3.0L 6cyl, Auto 6 speed Sedan, 5 seats, 2WD||301g||582|
|2009 Great Wall X240 2.4L 4cyl, Man 5 speed Wagon, 5 seats, 4WD||319g/km||617|
|*Number of 32cm Hardwood Trees it would take to absorb the CO2-e generated by 120,000 vehicles travelling just 1km/day through Annandale|
(Extracted from RTA Statistics for traffic in Sydney RTA)
|Related Event||Pyrmont Bridge to northbound Day St ramp opened 1972 (ozroads)||Westbound viaduct from Day St to Harris St opened 1980 (ozroads)||Western Distributer Underpass at Victoria Rd/The Crescent intersection Opened 1991(ozroads)||ANZAC Bridge Opened 1995 (RTA)||Metro Light Rail opened 1997 (*)||"For 25 years until 1996 Beatrice Bush sold newspapers seven days a week from the traffic island at the intersection of Victoria Road and The Crescent...(phm)|
|STYLE ST||EAST OF EMMA ST||11394||11399||9645||8682|
|MINOGUE CR||EAST OF NELSON ST||14455||13722||21615||15052|
|BOOTH ST||EAST OF TAYLOR ST||18700||16820||21968||16170||16230||15580||11225|
|JOHNSTON ST||NORTH OF BOOTH ST||9970||10090||15141||15017||13803||15634||15724|
|THE CRESCENT||SOUTH OF VIEW ST||18880||18050||19588|
|COLLINS ST||WEST OF JOHNSTON ST||6870||9190||11642|
|PARRAMATTA RD (E/W)||BRIDGE RD(S) STANMORE||76260||76097||69530||71244||72248|
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