An investigation into the change in vehicle CO2 emissions due to the implementation of the Portsmouth Park and Ride service

Rust, Christopher (2013) An investigation into the change in vehicle CO2 emissions due to the implementation of the Portsmouth Park and Ride service. MEng dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    There is a general belief that the use of public transport can reduce the environmental impacts of an individual's travel. Although this is the case in regardsto some well used transport systems, thee are many transport systems which actually produce a negative impact on the environment. The change in CO2 emissions due to the implementation of the Portsmouth Park and Ride service was investigated. It was suspected that due to a low number of users, the service actually produces an increase in CO2 emissions, compared to the CO2 emissions of users that would still have made the journey by car in absense of park and ride. Three surveys were carried out in the research, in which data was sourced from Portsmouth park and Ride users through questionnaires. Data was also obtained from FirstGroup plc and Portsmouth City Council. The findings of the study confirm the suspected environmental impacts of the Portsmouth service. The report aims to provide a detailed description of the investigation of these impacts.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Technology > School of Civil Engineering and Surveying
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 11 Feb 2014 15:09
    Last Modified: 28 Jan 2015 12:33
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/14295

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