Greenhouse Gas Emission Reductions from Active Transportation

While it may seem obvious that shifting trips from vehicles to active modes like walking and bicycling will reduce greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs), it has historically been difficult to quantify the benefits that active transportation improvements will have. Over the past decade research in this area has continued to evolve and it shows that significant investments in active transportation can have GHG reductions that compare with other transportation investments (See the proposed reductions in WRCOG’s draft Climate Action Plan).

To provide decision makers with the results of recent research on the GHG reduction possibilities of Active Transportation, the National Partnership has put together this fact sheet (download pdf here).



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