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Transport Toolkit

Developing strategies for clean, efficient transport

The Low Emission Transport Toolkit supports development planners, technical experts, and decision-makers at national and local levels to plan and implement low emission transport systems that support economic growth. This toolkit helps users navigate a variety of resources to identify the most effective tools to build and implement low emission development strategies (LEDS) for the transport sector.

 

Globally, the transport sector is responsible today for approximately 23% of total energy-related carbon dioxide emissions, and its emissions are increasing at a rate faster than that of any other sector. With countries and cities facing a rising need for transport services over the coming decades, governments have a unique opportunity to meet this demand and enable economic growth while minimizing greenhouse gas emissions through the implementation of comprehensive policies, behavioral change, and adoption of energy efficient technologies for the transport sector.

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China public bike scheme

  • Non-motorized transport

The database for public bike systems in China.

Africa infrastructure country diagnostic overhauling the engine of growth: Infrastructure in Africa

  • Land use planning

This study is part of the Africa Infrastructure Country Diagnostic (AICD), a project designed to expand the world’s knowledge of physical infrastructure in Africa.

A review of high occupancy vehicle lane performance and policy options in the United States - Final report

  • Traffic management

This report provides an assessment of performance of existing high occupancy vehicle (HOV) lane facilities in the United States and explores policy alternatives and effects related to conversion of existing HOV lanes to high occupancy toll lane operations.

Transportation biofuels in the United States

  • Fuels and vehicle efficiency

While the biofuels wave seems to be gaining strength daily in the United States, there have also been many concerns about the implications of ramping up biofuels production. This report is intended to act as a tool to provide an overview of the current status of the major developments in the biofuels industry.

GIZ sourcebook module 4c: Two and three wheelers 

  • Fleet management

This module focuses on Asian developing cities, as the two- and three-wheeler vehicle fleets-and associated challenges- are far higher in Asia than in other parts of the developing world. The consideration of two- and three-wheelers is divided into two broad categories: transport system issues in cities with high shares of passenger trips undertaken by motorcycles and air quality issues.

Future transport fuels: Report of the European Expert Group on Future Transport Fuels

  • Governance and public awareness

This report provides a summary of the contributions and the main issues discussed by the Future Transport Fuels Expert Group in 2010, with recommendations for action by the European Commission.

Fuel cell economic development plan hydrogen roadmap

  • Fuels and vehicle efficiency

This report assesses the market conditions for fuel cell and hydrogen technology and analyzes Connecticut’s hydrogen and fuel cell industry. The report also discusses challenges and proposed solutions for the deployment of hydrogen and fuel cell technology

Fuel cell buses in U.S. transit fleets: Current status 2016

  • Fleet management

This document includes results and experiences from several U.S. fuel cell electric bus evaluation projects.

Fuel cell buses U.S. transit fleets: Current Status 2014

  • Fleet management

This document includes results and experiences from several U.S. fuel cell electric bus evaluation projects.

Fuel cell buses in U.S. transit fleets: Current status 2012

  • Fleet management

This document includes results and experiences from several U.S. fuel cell electric bus evaluation projects.

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Learn about the six key actions necessary to successfully implement a low emission development strategy for the transportation sector
image/svg+xml Evaluate system Implement & monitor Prioritize & plan Develop alternatives Assess opportunities Create baseline Key actions

Assess opportunities

Utilize the Avoid, Shift, Improve framework, to meet growing transport demand with less environmental impact. This approach widens the focus of transport development beyond conventional technologies to include solutions that consider the policies and behaviors driving the demand for transport.

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Evaluate system

Assess the current transport situation in your country or region by researching and evaluating existing plans, policies, practices, strategies and programs related to transport and land use.

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Create baseline

Track emissions and development improvements by establishing baselines that measure current and projected transport demand, supply, greenhouse gas emissions, and land use, assuming no low-emission actions are taken.

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Develop alternatives

Establish development objectives and policy measures, then integrate potential transport development opportunities into various alternative scenarios that would achieve those objectives. The alternative scenarios should be compared with the business as usual scenario in order to determine potential impact.

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Prioritize & plan

Prioritize alternative scenarios based on factors such as economic, environmental, and social benefits & costs, technical & institutional capacity & barriers, and greenhouse gas emission impacts. Once a particular pathway is prioritized, a specific transportation development plan can be adopted, consisting of implementable policies and systems that would result in optimal impacts such as increased employment, enhanced mobility, improved health/safety, expanded market access, reduced congestion, and avoided emissions.

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Implement & monitor

The action plan should define a timetable, roles and responsibilities, financial sources, performance metrics, outreach and partnership activities, and a plan for continuous monitoring and refinement. Proper MRV (monitor/measure, reporting, and verification) mechanisms should be established to ensure desired impact and continued improvement.

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Use the avoid, shift, improve framework to holistically design a sustainable low emission development strategy

Avoid

Avoid trips taken and reduce travel demand by integrating land use planning, transport infrastructure planning, and transport demand management policies. This integration of planning and policies can result in convenient access to jobs, goods, and services while decreasing road vehicle usage and associated greenhouse gas emissions.

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Shift

Shift the way people travel and how freight is moved to more environmentally friendly modes of transport, such as non-motorized transport, mass transit, and car sharing, can reduce overall fuel use and emissions per capita.

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Improve

Improvements made to technologies under this framework include the: vehicle level, system level, and institutional level.

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Planning
Planning instruments aim to reduce the need for trips with personal vehicles. These instruments focus on promoting cities that are compact, connected and coordinated; a shift to public transport and non-motorized transport options:
  • Land use planning
  • Public transport and infrastructure
  • Non-motorized transport
  • Multimodal integration.

Regulatory
Regulatory instruments are actions that aim to reduce or restrict use of personal vehicles and influence the type of vehicles that should be used:
  • Traffic management
  • Fuels and vehicle efficiency

Economic
Economic instruments have two definitions in this toolkit. They can be methods to discourage use of certain forms of transport by putting a price on use (e.g. low emission zones). They can also be traditional and/or innovative financing opportunities to fund transport projects:
  • Financing

Information
Information instruments are ‘soft’ measures that provide knowledge to decision-makers, technical experts and the general public. The objective is inform stakeholders about the impacts of transport options:
  • Governance and public awareness
  • Air quality and greenhouse gas emissions
  • Impact assessment
  • Fleet management.

Technology
Technology instruments aim to improve the effectiveness and energy efficiency of transport modes:
  • Shared mobility

Adopted from: GIZ Sourcebook 5e: Urban transport and climate change