2014 - Fact Sheet

Greenhouse Gas Emission Reductions from Active Transportation

While it may seem obvious that shifting trips from vehicles to active modes like walking and bicycling will reduce greenhouse gas emissions (GHG), it has historically been difficult to quantify the benefits that active transportation improvements will have.

Over the past decade research in this area has continued to evolve and it shows that significant investments in active transportation can have GHG reductions that compare with other transportation investments.

Check out our fact sheet on how significant investments in walking and bicycling in coordination with transit and land use investments offer cost-effective opportunities to reduce greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) in Oregon.