- In 2010 the transport sector was responsible for 22% of global CO2 emissions worldwide. 1 Global transport related CO2 emissions are expected to increase by 57% in the 2005 – 2030 timeframe, representing the fastest growing source of greenhouse gas emissions worldwide (IEA “CO₂ Emissions from Fuel Combustion – 2012 Edition”( 2012) Paris: International Energy Agency). A reduction in driving could have a measurable impact on slowing the process of climate change by reducing harmful tailpipe emissions.
- The researchers analysed the specific reduction in Greenhouse Gas emissions (GHG) that was produced by the construction of dedicated bike infrastructure and subsequent reduction in driving, noting, “A reduction of close to 2% in GHG emissions is observed for an increase of 7% in the length of the bicycle network.”( https://momentummag.com/building-bike-lanes-slow-climate-change-new-study-finds/). Moreover, cycling has numerous health benefits, since its impact on the planet can make life better and safer for all people. Since one of the important points in EJUST vision that serving the local community. Adding bike lanes have proved a significant success in many cities across the world. For example in Marin country, CA the bicyclists has increased 366% on weekdays and 540% on weekends (Reference: http://smartgrowthamerica.org/complete-streets/)
EJUST has launched a policy in cooperation with New Borg Elarab authority to upgrade the city streets based on the complete street policies by adding a dedicated bike lane between E-JUST main campus and HQ campus (about 3 Km) and facilitating 100 bicycles for moving between the both campuses (Figure 1).
It is expected to reduce the daily trips between both campuses using cars with about 300 Km.
As EJUST main campus as a green campus gives the pedestrian the priority, the electric cars, and cycling through all the campus (Figure 2). It limits the cars in parking areas near of the campus borders