Transport and Covid-19: responses and resources

How Improving Public Transport and Shared Mobility Can Reduce Urban Passenger Emissions

This study assesses policies to reduce private vehicle use and 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.

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