Dream Cruise, Dr. D. Penney, Page 2




Carbon Monoxide at the "Woodward Dream Cruise - 2000" (cont.)


"Pre-Cruise Night", Friday, August 18th:
(All measurements were made with the hand-held CO monitor, at waist level, approx. 8 ft. from the curb. Traffic was extremely heavy.)

  • 8:40 p.m., Northwest corner of Coolidge Highway and Woodward - CO conc. varied from 18-30 ppm, with a single spike at 64 ppm, over period of 6-8 minutes.

  • 9:30 p.m., West side of Woodward between the MacDonald's restaurant (at Coolidge) and Webster - CO conc. varied from 12-18 ppm, over a period of 8 minutes.

  • 9:40 p.m., East side of Woodward between Webster and Northwood Boulevard, between 2-6 ft. from the roadway - CO conc. varied from 7-12 ppm.

  • 9:45 p.m., East side of Woodward, sampling 3-4 feet behind the exhaust pipe of a '60's muscle car at idle - CO conc. rose to 330+ ppm within 6 seconds, and it was still rapidly climbing.


    Looking northwest across Woodward just south of Webster


    1st lane = curb lane; 4th lane = next to boulevard median.


    ...... last changed 08/21/00


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