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@article{Brand:2021:10.1016/j.trd.2021.102764,
author = {Brand, C and Dons, E and Anaya-Boig, E and Avila-Palencia, I and Clark, A and de, Nazelle A and Gascon, M and Gaupp-Berghausen, M and Gerike, R and Gotschi, T and Iacorossi, F and Kahlmeier, S and Laeremans, M and Nieuwenhuijsen, MJ and Orjuela, JP and Racioppi, F and Raser, E and Rojas-Rueda, D and Standaert, A and Stigell, E and Sulikova, S and Wegener, S and Panis, LI},
doi = {10.1016/j.trd.2021.102764},
journal = {Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment},
pages = {1--18},
title = {The climate change mitigation effects of daily active travel in cities},
url = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.trd.2021.102764},
volume = {93},
year = {2021}
}

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AB - 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 under-researched. 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 kgCO2 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 kgCO2/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.
AU - Brand,C
AU - Dons,E
AU - Anaya-Boig,E
AU - Avila-Palencia,I
AU - Clark,A
AU - de,Nazelle A
AU - Gascon,M
AU - Gaupp-Berghausen,M
AU - Gerike,R
AU - Gotschi,T
AU - Iacorossi,F
AU - Kahlmeier,S
AU - Laeremans,M
AU - Nieuwenhuijsen,MJ
AU - Orjuela,JP
AU - Racioppi,F
AU - Raser,E
AU - Rojas-Rueda,D
AU - Standaert,A
AU - Stigell,E
AU - Sulikova,S
AU - Wegener,S
AU - Panis,LI
DO - 10.1016/j.trd.2021.102764
EP - 18
PY - 2021///
SN - 1361-9209
SP - 1
TI - The climate change mitigation effects of daily active travel in cities
T2 - Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment
UR - http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.trd.2021.102764
UR - http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000638249600002&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=1ba7043ffcc86c417c072aa74d649202
UR - https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1361920921000687?via%3Dihub
UR - http://hdl.handle.net/10044/1/89042
VL - 93
ER -