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Brand, C; Dons, E; Anaya-Boig, E; Avila-Palencia, I; Clark, A; de Nazelle, A; Gascon, M; Gaupp-Berghausen, M; Gerike, R; Gotschi, T; Iacorossi, F; Kahlmeier, S; Laeremans, M; Nieuwenhuijsen, MJ; Orjuela, JP; Racioppi, F; Raser, E; Rojas-Rueda, D; Standaert, A; Stigell, E; Sulikova, S; Wegener, S; Panis, LI.
(2021): The climate change mitigation effects of daily active travel in cities
TRANSPORT RES D-TR E. 2021; 93, 102764 FullText FullText_BOKU

Active travel (walking or cycling for transport) is considered the most sustainable form of personal transport. Yet its net effects on mobility-related CO2 emissions are complex and underresearched. Here we collected travel activity data in seven European cities and derived life cycle CO2 emissions across modes and purposes. Daily mobility-related life cycle CO2 emissions were 3.2 kgCO(2) per person, with car travel contributing 70% and cycling 1%. Cyclists had 84% lower life cycle CO2 emissions than non-cyclists. Life cycle CO2 emissions decreased by 14% per additional cycling trip and decreased by 62% for each avoided car trip. An average person who `shifted travel modes' from car to bike decreased life cycle CO2 emissions by 3.2 kgCO(2)/day. Promoting active travel should be a cornerstone of strategies to meet net zero carbon targets, particularly in urban areas, while also improving public health and quality of urban life.
Autor*innen der BOKU Wien:
Gaupp-Berghausen Mailin
Gerike Regine
Raser Elisabeth
Wegener Sandra
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