How do vehicle emissions impact air quality?

Vehicle traffic on Utah roads impacts both transportation timing and air quality. Vehicle tailpipe emissions include air pollutants and greenhouse gases including hydrocarbons, nitrogen oxides, carbon monoxide, and carbon dioxide.

How do traffic counts relate to vehicle emissions?

The Utah Department of Transportation collects vehicle traffic data that provide a general indication of amount of vehicle emissions in and surrounding the Central Wasatch Mountains over time.

The dashboard below displays historic UDOT vehicle traffic counts. For current conditions within the Cottonwood Canyons click on the icon below.

Cottonwood Canyons