Article: If everyone bicycled like the Danes, we’d avoid a UK’s worth of emissions


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If everyone bicycled like the Danes, we’d avoid a UK’s worth of emissions​

Transportation produces about a quarter of the world's greenhouse gas emissions, and passenger vehicles account for over half that figure. As such, nearly every plan for future emissions cuts includes some variant of getting people out of internal-combustion vehicles—typically into electric versions of the same vehicle. But a couple of countries have managed an alternate route to lower emissions: Denmark and the Netherlands both have bicycle-focused transportation that gets many people out of cars entirely.

An international team of researchers decided to look into what factors have enabled these countries to make that shift and what might happen if more countries adopted a similar transportation focus. Two conclusions are clear: It's hard to get reliable data on bicycles, and bicycle-focused transportation could eliminate emissions equivalent to that of a decent-sized industrialized country.

Full article via Ars Technica at this link.
They have safer roads as the auto industry does not determine transportation planning as is the case in the United States. More than 50% of the greenhouse gas emissions and most of the world's deforestation is the result of animal agriculture. Want to do your part then stop eating beef and pork and dairy products - and you will live longer and be more heathier as a bonus.