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Following Dutch life and cycling daily can help world save nearly 700 million tonnes of CO2 pollution: Study

Following Dutch life and cycling daily can help world save nearly 700 million tonnes of CO2 pollution: Study

Governments and businesses have shifted to electric vehicles to decarbonise transportation, with nearly 6.75 million units sold by the year 2021. (representative iamge) Photograph:( Others…

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Governments and businesses have shifted to electric vehicles to decarbonise transportation, with nearly 6.75 million units sold by the year 2021. (representative iamge) Photograph:( Others ) New research reveals that if everyone followed the Dutch way of life and cycled daily, it would help to avoid more than 700 million tonnes of carbon pollution per year. A quarter of all fuel-related greenhouse gas emissions, which warm the planet, are currently majorly attributed to the transportation sector.The research was published in the journal Communications Earth and Environment.

Automobile passengers account for half of the emissions, and that number is expected to triple by the middle of the century. Governments and businesses have shifted to electric vehicles to decarbonise transportation, with nearly 6.75 million units sold by the year 2021.

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Statistics on auto sales are provided. However, the production and ownership costs of a cycle are expected to be challenging to estimate. Using statistical modelling, an international team has generated the world’s first dataset on bicycle ownership. Bicycle production increased faster than car production between 1962 and 2015, with China accounting for more than two-thirds of the 123 million bikes produced in 2015.

The study demonstrated that bicycle ownership was mostly in upper-income and upper-middle-income nations, but these countries had a fair proportion of car ownership as well. However, bicycles were used as a mode of transportation in only 5 per cent of the 60 countries studied.

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