Transport energy and emissions: urban public transportReport as inadecuate

Author: Stephen Potter



This chapter explores how to measure energy and emissions from urban transport.
It then provides information to make a comparison between energy use and CO2 emissions for urban travel by car, train, tram and bus.
A substantial difference is noted between the figures for peak and off-peak travel, associated with patterns of vehicle loadings.
The chapter concludes with a discussion on how energy efficiency can be improved and the need to shift from a vehicle to a systems level to fully evaluate policy options ...

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