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Ponencias en congresos:
Management of Urban Mobility to Control Climate Change in Cities
Áreas de investigación
  • Transporte
The need of decarbonization of urban mobility is one of the main priorities for all countries to achieve 52 greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction targets. In general, the transport modes which have 53 experienced the most growth in recent years tend to be the most polluting. Most efforts have been 54 focused on the vehicle efficiency improvements and vehicle fleet renewal; nevertheless more emphasis 55 should be placed on strategies related to the management of urban mobility and modal share. Research of 56 individual travel which analyzes CO2 emissions and car and public transport share in daily mobility will 57 enable better assessments of the potential of urban mobility measures introduced to limit GHG emissions 58 produced by transport in cities. This paper explores the climate change impacts of daily mobility in Spain 59 using data from two National Travel Surveys (NTSs) (2000 and 2006) and includes a method by which to 60 estimate the CO2 emissions associated with each journey and each surveyed individual. The results 61 demonstrate that in the 2000 to 2006 period, there has been an increase in daily mobility which has led to 62 a 17% increase in CO2 emissions. When separated by transport mode, cars prove to be the main 63 contributor to that increase, followed by public transport. More focus should be directed toward modal 64 shift strategies which not only take the number of journeys into account but also consider distance. The 65 contributions of this paper have potential applications in the assessment of current and future urban 66 transport policies related to low-carbon urban transportation.
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92th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board
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Título de las actas
TRB 92nd Annual Meeting Compendium of Papers
Esta actividad pertenece a memorias de investigación
  • Autor: Natalia Sobrino Vazquez (UPM)
  • Autor: Andres Monzon De Caceres (UPM)
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  • Creador: Departamento: Ingeniería Civil: Transportes
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