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ESPINOSA, Mónica; PACHECO, José  e  FRANCO, Juan Felipe. Mitigation potential of active transport projects: trip attraction and CO2 avoidance indicators in colombian cities. Dyna rev.fac.nac.minas [online]. 2018, vol.85, n.205, pp.302-309. ISSN 0012-7353.

The global context on climate change and Colombia’s recent international commitments to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, are an opportunity to encourage projects in sustainable mobility. In this study, indicators associated to trips attraction and carbon dioxide (CO2) avoidance were estimated for measures related to bicycle use. Such indicators were then applied in different scenarios for two Colombian cities. For the assessed measures, the construction of dedicated bike-paths is the one with a greater trip-attraction indicator (455 trips / km of infrastructure-day). The CO2 emissions reduction potential significantly changes among the studied measures and with the size of the city, the results for this indicator ranged between 92 gCO2/trip up to 810 gCO2/trip. These indicators represent a simple and flexible tool to have a first approximation to the mitigation potential of active transport projects in the context of Latin America cities. For instance, when an ex-ante evaluation is needed as an initial requirement for access to climate change finance funds.

Palavras-chave : non-motorized transport; urban sustainability; climate change; emissions; greenhouse gases.

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