Reducing Our Carbon Footprint through Ridesharing

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This report discusses research on reducing our carbon footprint through ridesharing. The focus of this research project was to analyze and collect travel trajectories to calculate carbon footprints under different travel modes and identify ways to reduce it.

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Creation Date: 2012
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UNT College of Engineering
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UNT Scholarly Works
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Garrett, Kim

Northwest Independent School District

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Bell, Jesse

Dallas Independent School District

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Huang, Yan

University of North Texas; Faculty Mentor

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Powell, James

University of North Texas; Graduate Student

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  • Creation: 2012
Description:

This report discusses research on reducing our carbon footprint through ridesharing. The focus of this research project was to analyze and collect travel trajectories to calculate carbon footprints under different travel modes and identify ways to reduce it.

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Abstract: The focus of this research project was to analyze and collect travel trajectories to calculate carbon footprints under different travel modes and identify ways to reduce it. We collected trajectory data using GPS from RET participants and translated it into energy consumption to determine if shared ride modes were available and the corresponding amount of reduced carbon footprints. We also researched issues associated with ridesharing such as coordination of routes, safety concerns, time costs, and social discomfort. Ridesharing is a possible solution to help reduce increasing amount of carbon emissions in our growing communities.

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28 p.

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Keyword(s): ridesharing | carbon footprints | energy consumption | transportation
Source: National Science Foundation (U.S.) Research Experiences for Teachers in Sensor Networks Grant # 1132585
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Series Title: Research Experiences for Teachers in Sensor Networks
Partner:
UNT College of Engineering
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UNT Scholarly Works
Relation (Is Referenced By): Shared Ride: Transportation, Carbon Footprint and Ridesharing, ark:/67531/metadc155641
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  • GRANTNO: 1132585
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metadc155642
Resource Type: Report
Format: Text
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