Reduction of transport emissions due to E-biking in Switzerland
Third-party funded project
Project title Reduction of transport emissions due to E-biking in Switzerland
Principal Investigator(s) Hintermann, Beat
Project Members Götz, Alexander
Organisation / Research unit Departement Wirtschaftswissenschaften / Public Economics / Public Finance (Hintermann)
Department Departement Wirtschaftswissenschaften
Project start 01.01.2022
Probable end 31.12.2024
Status Active
Abstract

We investigate the potential for reducing carbon emissions in the transport sector due to E-biking based on a large sample of cyclists in Switzerland and using a combination of GPS tracking and surveys. The first part of the project assesses the current situation and improves on the present state of knowledge about mode shift due to E-biking and the transport choices of E-bikers. The second part consists of a randomized control trial that implements a pricing intervention on a subset of the participants with the aim of substituting car with E-bike travel. We measure the resulting causal effects on carbon emissions and investigate mode substitution, with a special focus on cycling, driving and public transport. The third part conducts a route choice analysis to inform future policies and measures to promote cycling. Last, the potential for carbon reductions due to E-biking in Switzerland is computed, using insights from this research and considering different scenarios, i.e., future mobility pricing and transport policies.

Financed by Public Administration

Cooperations ()

  ID Kreditinhaber Kooperationspartner Institution Laufzeit - von Laufzeit - bis
4496397  Hintermann, Beat  Axhausen, Kay, Professor  ETH Zurich  01.07.2018  31.12.2024 
4635451  Hintermann, Beat  Götschi, Thomas  University of Oregon  01.12.2021  30.11.2024 
   

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