Ask the Author: "How Improving Public Transport and Shared Mobility Can Reduce Urban Passenger Emissions"
In this 30-minute online presentation and question and answer session, author Josephine Macharia presents the new ITF report "How Improving Public Transport and Shared Mobility Can Reduce Urban Passenger Emissions". This study assesses policies that help shift private vehicle use to public transport and shared mobility modes to reduce carbon emissions in urban passenger transport. It finds that a two-pronged approach of improving public transport services and creating incentives to increase the use of shared services can effectively reduce emissions. This is particularly so when combined with infrastructure investment and land-use measures that prioritise collective and active modes. However, further action will still be required to meet the decarbonisation goals of the Paris Agreement, including making paratransit vehicles more efficient and developing public transport infrastructure.