By Todd Litman
What role can active and micro modes (walking, bicycling, e-bikes and their variants) play in reducing emissions? Far more than most current emission reduction plans will achieve. We can do better!
My recent Planetizen column, Comprehensive Transportation Emission Reduction Planning, identifies various factors to consider when developing emission reduction plans, such as embodied emissions, rebound effects and comprehensive impact analysis. It concluded that most emission reduction plans overinvest in vehicle electrification and underinvest in vehicle travel reduction strategies compared with what is fair and efficient.