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Environmental impact of the Autobahn

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Explain the environmental impact on the people of Germany as the result of the building of the autobahn system.

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The Autobahn is a network of freeways that crosses Germany. These long stretches of road across open country have traditionally had no speed limits. The primary environmental impact of the Autobahn is in air quality. Germany's air pollution was at its peak in the 1960s. Since then it has made some improvements, but still has fallen short of its goals. The health effects of air pollution can be see ...

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A discussion of how speed limits would mitigate environmental damage of the Autobahn is provided.