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Estimating the climate value of bicycling in Bogota, Colombia, using a shadow pricing methodology

Massink, R. (2009) Estimating the climate value of bicycling in Bogota, Colombia, using a shadow pricing methodology.

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Abstract:The reduction of CO2 emissions forms one of the largest challenges of the current era. Sustainable transport projects aim at reducing emissions by (1) ’Avoiding’ motorized mobility, (2) ’Shifting’ motorized mobility to zero-emission alternatives or (3) ’Improving’ efficiencies in the current transport system. Especially bicycling is suitable for ’Shift’ projects because bicycles have a zero-emission value. Development of bicycle projects, however, is hampered caused by a lack of insight in the economic benefits arising from bicycling. With the introduction of the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) and the Voluntary Carbon Markets (VCM) an extra stimulus for sustainable development, in the form of additional project revenues produced by the sale of CO2 emission reduction credits (CERs) is created. Little scientific research has been conducted to the appraisal of the CO2 reduction potential of bicycling. This research explores the possibilities of the CO2 assessment of bicycling by the development of the Shadow Traffic Model.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Clients:
ITC, CAN
Faculty:ET: Engineering Technology
Subject:56 civil engineering
Programme:Civil Engineering and Management MSc (60026)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/59405
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