Bus superior for reducing CO2 in Beijing Olympics

Chinese CO2 footprint calculator shows that bus is the best choice, next to walking, for Olympic visitors. http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2008-04/04/content_6592026.htm

The newspaper, China Daily, reports an example travelling 4.9 km from Tianámen Square to China World Trade Center, a highly congested part of Beijing.

  Gram CO2 per passenger Gram per passenger km (g/km)
Walking

0

0

Bus

97

20

Metro

300

61

Car

2490

508

The figures of the example is based on average occupancy of the bus and metro respectively and on a single person in the car. Acknowledging the CO2 emissions from electrical power generation is an important step towards improvement.

By changing from other means of transports to buses both cost and climate emissions are reduced. Beijing authorities have ordered 400 buses that comply with Euro IV emission performance.

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Adjunct Professor of Catalysis at Chalmers University of Technology. Lives in Gothenburg, Sweden, with my wife and three daughters born in 1991, 1994 and 1997. Is a passionate runner.
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