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A cyclist is responsible for 84% less CO2 than any other road user

/ 08:42 PM April 08, 2021
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A scientific study shows that cyclists have a much smaller carbon footprint than other road users. On average, cyclists emit 84% less carbon dioxide than car or public transport users.

According to the study published in Transportation Research, the overall carbon dioxide emissions of cyclists are 84% lower than those of people who never use a bicycle. To arrive at such a result, data on daily travel activities were collected in seven European cities, including London, Rome and Barcelona.

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The results show that the daily carbon dioxide emissions related to mobility are on average 3.2 kilograms of carbon dioxide per person, 70% of which comes from car journeys alone. The more cycling becomes the norm, the more this average will drop drastically, resulting in healthier air to breathe and therefore a better quality of life in cities.

This study was based on a total of 10,722 participants in seven major European cities (London, Rome, Barcelona, Antwerp, Vienna, Zurich and Örebro). JB

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TOPICS: carbon dioxide, carbon emissions, Carbon footprint, Cycling, Pollution
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