Thursday, December 3, 2015

Impacts of Increasing Bicycle and E-Bike Use

Photo Credit: Patrik Nygren - Flickr

A dramatic increase in bicycling worldwide could save society US$24 Trillion cumulatively between 2015 and 2050 while reducing CO2 emissions by 11 percent in 2050 when compared to a scenario without a high bicycling emphasis according to A Global High Shift Cycling Scenario by Jacob Mason, Lew Fulton, and Zane McDonald. This 2015 study is an update of a study done in 2014 to provide a global assessment of the potential for increasing travel with sustainable, efficient modes. The 2014 study highlighted an increase in bicycling from 3 percent today, to 6 percent in 2030. The 2015 study examines the benefits of a larger increase in bicycling. 

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