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Active travel’s contribution to climate change mitigation: Research summary and outlook

11 August, 2021

Active travel’s contribution to climate change mitigation: Research summary and outlook

Christian Brand

Research paper   Transport & Mobility

Christian Brand

Active travel (walking, cycling or scooting for transport) is considered a healthy and sustainable form of getting from A to B. The net effects of active travel on mobility-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions are complex and remarkably under-researched across a wide range of settings. This paper seeks to provide a summary of research on active travel as a low carbon mobility option in the context of the climate emergency. Key gaps are identified and discussed. The paper concludes with a projection of future research.

Publication details

Brand C. 2021. Active travel’s contribution to climate change mitigation: Research summary and outlook. Active Travel Studies, 1(1). doi: 10.16997/ats.1036  

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