Effect of subvention program for electric bicycle in Oslo on bicycle use, transport distribution and CO₂ emissions

Effekt av tilskuddsordning for elsykkel i Oslo på sykkelbruk, transportmiddelfordeling og CO₂ utslipp

E-bikes contribute to an increase in peoples bicycle use by between 12 and 18 km per week, if they replace their usual bike, with an e-bike. This means that the bike share (cycling as a proportion of all traveled kilometers) could double compared with the current level, for people who get support for buying an e-bike. This is according to data from the largest ever survey done on e-bikes effect on transport mode, where a total of 669 freshly baked e-bike owners have been interviewed. This survey is also unique since the transport usage also was measured using a mobile app (measuring all trips). Overall, these data showed that CO₂ emissions were reduced by somewhere between 440 and 720 grams per day for each participant that received support by the municipality to buy an e-bike.


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  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 114p
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  • Accession Number: 01634721
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9788248017264
  • Contract Numbers: 3959
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 16 2017 9:30AM