New Mobility and Autonomous Vehicles: Impacts on Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Metro Vancouver
David Suzuki Foundation and partners
Authored by: Elnaz Abotalebi, Mahmood Nesheli, Parvathy Pillai, Josipa Petrunić, Canadian Urban Transit Research and Innovation Consortium
Climate solutions, Cities climate change, sustainable transportation, energy, greenhouse gas emissions, decarbonization
This report addresses how new mobility, especially autonomous vehicles and mobility as a service, could affect the transportation sector’s greenhouse gas emissions in Metro Vancouver. It reviews academic literature on the positive and negative effects of new mobility services in a climate context and highlights strategies to ensure these emerging technologies help to decrease emissions in the region while also increasing mobility options and addressing equity, livability and well-being. It also presents insights into climate impacts from the perspectives of policy-makers engaged in new mobility goals. The report concludes with recommendations for improving regulations, social planning and policy development.
Pricing It Right for Climate: Using Mobility Pricing to Drive Down Transport Emissions in Metro Vancouver and Montreal
Cities around the world have been using mobility or road pricing to successfully tackle traffic congestion. But the climate emergency also demands urgent action. This report evaluates whether mobility pricing can help reduce transportation emissions and traffic congestion while ushering in a better quality of life.
Shifting Gears: Climate Solutions for Transportation in Cities, Metro Vancouver Case Study
We’re at a pivotal moment to act on the climate crisis. Transportation accounts for some of the highest carbon emissions. Low-carbon transportation solutions are vital to meeting public demand for climate action. This report looks at the most effective policies in low-carbon transportation for B.C. and Metro Vancouver to reach 2030 and 2050 carbon emission targets.