Call for input on the "Methodological Framework: Development of new top-down methodology for 2-3 wheeled personal transportation, including infra-structure for bicycles, e-bikes and tricycles" (7 April to 21 April 2017, 24:00 GMT)

The Methodologies Panel (MP) and Small-Scale Working Group (SSC WG) are jointly seeking inputs on the draft “Methodological Framework: Development of new top-down methodology for 2-3 wheeled personal transportation, including infra-structure for bicycles, e-bikes and tricycles”, as contained in MP 72 Annex 14

The Board considered a concept note on the proposal on top-down methodological work for the transport sector at its eighty-ninth meeting (EB 89 report, para. 33 (a)) and agreed to initiate work on the development of a new top-down methodology for lightweight, two- or three-wheeled personal transportation infrastructure, including technologies/measures for bicycles, electric bicycles and tricycles, to shift from or reduce the use of fossil fuel in transportation.

The MP and SSC WG asks to receive inputs from the public on the methodological framework including but is not limited to the following issues:

  1. Appropriate benchmarks (such as tCO2e/passenger-kilometre), to simplify the calculation of baseline and project emissions and the monitoring with proper justifications;

  2. Additional or alternative definitions of bicycle lanes;

  3. Definition of “similar city/urban area”;

  4. Possible leakage effects and its magnitude due to the implementation of a bicycle lane in an existing car lane;

  5. Robustness of monitoring of baseline/project parameters using survey method;

  6. Appropriateness of using indicators such as the stock or the annual sales of bicycles in the city as an activity parameter.

Stakeholders are invited to provide their inputs on the methodological framework in the commenting table found here.

The call for inputs from stakeholders is open from 7 April to 21 April 2017, (24:00 GMT).

The public inputs will be taken into account when preparing the final draft methodology to be recommended to the Board at a future meeting.

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