Energy savings potential by substituting driving with walking and cycling for short distance

T.m. Indra Mahlia, M. Husnawan, H. H. Masjuki, L. Remuslara, R. Saidur

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Abstract

Vehicles energy consumption produces several emissions such as carbon dioxide (CO2), nitrogen oxide (NOx) and noise. This paper attempts to evaluate potential reduction in oil consumption and CO2 emissions if the obese and overweight conditions were eliminated from the adult population through the use of walking or cycling for transportation, and if individuals between the ages of 10 and 64 adopted recommended levels of daily exercise by walking or cycling instead of driving. Substantial co-benefits accompany widespread adoption of physical activity. The results found that the reductions in emissions from substituting driving with walking and cycling are significant enough to show a possible improvement of air quality. The highest reduction of CO2 emissions comes from the substitution of driving with exercising by cycling for 7 hours a week, which amounts to 2.38 Tg (Teragram) of reduction.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2008 Proceedings of ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE 2008
Pages3-7
Number of pages5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 17 Sep 2009
Event2008 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE 2008 - Boston, MA, United States
Duration: 31 Oct 200806 Nov 2008

Publication series

NameASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Proceedings
Volume7

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Other2008 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE 2008
CountryUnited States
CityBoston, MA
Period31/10/0806/11/08

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Energy conservation
Nitrogen oxides
Air quality
Carbon dioxide
Substitution reactions
Energy utilization

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Mechanical Engineering

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Mahlia, T. M. I., Husnawan, M., Masjuki, H. H., Remuslara, L., & Saidur, R. (2009). Energy savings potential by substituting driving with walking and cycling for short distance. In 2008 Proceedings of ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE 2008 (pp. 3-7). (ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Proceedings; Vol. 7). https://doi.org/10.1115/IMECE2008-66196
Mahlia, T.m. Indra ; Husnawan, M. ; Masjuki, H. H. ; Remuslara, L. ; Saidur, R. / Energy savings potential by substituting driving with walking and cycling for short distance. 2008 Proceedings of ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE 2008. 2009. pp. 3-7 (ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Proceedings).
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Energy savings potential by substituting driving with walking and cycling for short distance. / Mahlia, T.m. Indra; Husnawan, M.; Masjuki, H. H.; Remuslara, L.; Saidur, R.

2008 Proceedings of ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE 2008. 2009. p. 3-7 (ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Proceedings; Vol. 7).

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