Life cycle assessment of greenhouse gas emission reduction through bike-sharing for sustainable cities

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  • Jianchang Li
  • Hao Su
  • Kun Lu
  • Huihua Chen
  • Jianling Huang


Original languageEnglish
Article number102789
Journal / PublicationSustainable Energy Technologies and Assessments
Issue numberPart D
Online published28 Sep 2022
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2022


Bike-sharing has shown its potential to improve irrational urban transportation structures and significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions. This paper thus established a computation model to assess the greenhouse gas emission (GGE) reduction through bike-sharing based on the life cycle assessment (LCA) theory. Data collected from Shanghai, China, is selected for a case study to demonstrate and validate the model. Results indicate that promoting bike-sharing can significantly reduce the life cycle GGE (LCGGE) in the transportation sector. Findings from this study highlight the environmental benefits of bike-sharing, which provide valuable references for improving urban transportation systems and developing sustainable cities.

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  • Bike-sharing, Greenhouse gas emission reduction, Life cycle assessment, Sustainable cities, Urban transportation system

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