Facilitation of green commuting through electrical

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GRØN DYST 2014 Technical University of Denmark

Facilitation of green commuting through electrical
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Author:F.B. Christiansen (DTU Design & Innovation, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark)
P.L. d’Amore (DTU Design & Innovation, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark)
A.V.H. Lithander (DTU Design & Innovation, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark)
Date: 2014-06-27     Track: Main     Session: 1

Due to DTU's relatively remote location, there are a high number of daily commuters to and from DTU. This is associated with a massive amount of transportation, which causes a high environmental impact. This environmental impact gives motivation to investigate whether it is possible to change people's travel behavior, so that the environmental impact associated with transportation to and from DTU is minimized. Based on studies from the Danish Ministry of Transport and information from Danish energy and transportation companies the average emissions per person for the four most used transportations methods (car, bus, train and bicycle) were derived. The distribution of commuters on the four transportations methods is based on a study made by DTU Transport and a survey with response from more than 700 students and employees.