Assessing the GHG Emissions Effects of the Canada Line in Vancouver and Tramway T2 in Paris

Today, the Earth’s human population is growing and urbanization is spreading across the globe (Kacyira, 2012). With this growing urban development, residential areas are expanding out beyond urban cores in cities like Paris and Vancouver (Stan, 2013). Consequently, suburban residents often travel farther from their homes to their workplace than those who live in the city. These trips generate greenhouse gas emissions, particularly when people have to use cars; hence the need to develop public transportation linking these peri-urban areas with workplaces, to mitigate the climate impacts from urban traffic. In this paper, we compare two recent additions to urban public transportation networks in different countries to assess their potential in reducing GHG emissions. The selected rapid transit corridors are the Canada Line in Vancouver and Tramway T2 in Paris.


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  • Monograph Title: Canadian Transportation Research Forum 50th Annual Conference - Another 50 Years: Where to From Here?//Un autre 50 ans : qu'en est-il à partir de maintenant? Montreal, Quebec, May 24-26, 2015

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  • Accession Number: 01605006
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transportation Association of Canada (TAC)
  • Files: ITRD, TAC
  • Created Date: Jul 26 2016 5:03PM