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António Mendes Lopes (editor), Jiazhong Zhang(editor)
António Mendes Lopes (editor)

University of Porto, Portugal


Jiazhong Zhang (editor)

School of Energy and Power Engineering, Xi'an Jiaotong University, Xi'an, Shaanxi Province 710049, China

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Analysis of the Characteristics of Usage and Carbon Reduction Effect of Shared Bikes in Low Temperature and Snowy Area --A Case Study of Shenyang

Journal of Environmental Accounting and Management 10(4) (2022) 417--428 | DOI:10.5890/JEAM.2022.12.008

Xiaohan Wu{${}^{1}$}, Yanhao Cao{${}^{1}$}, Zhiwei Song{${}^{1}$}, Chengkang Guo${}^{1}$, Xiaojun Li{${}^{2}$}

$^1$ School of Metallurgy, Northeastern University, Shenyang 110819, China

$^2$ Institute of Applied Ecology, Chinese Academy of Science, Key Laboratory of Pollution Ecology and Environment

Engineering, Shenyang 110016

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In 2020, the number of shared bike users has reached 253 million in China, covering more than 360 cities. What is more, the number of shared bikes has also ascended to 240,000 in Shenyang, with a peak average number of daily trips arriving at 2 million. It is obvious that shared bikes have become an important part of trip modes among individuals. However, people's awareness of getting around is different from that in the economically developed area because of the long and cold winter, relatively small population, and slow economic growth in Northeast China. This research analyzed the use and distribution features of shared bikes in Shenyang as well as evaluating its carbon reduction effect with a combination of life cycle assessment (LCA), questionnaire survey and web crawler. The results showed that the proportion of shared-bike trips within the second ring road of Shenyang was as high as 69.4\%; the willingness of the winter population to use shared bikes decreased by about 75\% compared with other seasons; approximately 1/3 of the public did not report any damage to shared bikes; it is predicted that the amount of per-capita carbon saving would have risen from 22.75g/km to 51.17g/km if the replacement ration of the shared bike to cars and taxis increases by 10\% each. Besides, the amount of per-capita carbon saving would have dropped from 22.75g/km to 15.41 g/km if the replacement ratio of the shared bike to cars and taxis falls by 50\%.


This work was supported by Second Tibetan Plateau Scientific Expedition and Research Program (STEP) (2019QZKK1003), National Project of Key Research and Development Plan (2017YFC0212303-03), the Based Research Projects of National Natural Science Foundation of China(41871212), Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities (N2025008), National Training Program of Innovation and Entrepreneurship for Undergraduates (210093).


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