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Trips and their CO2 emissions to and from a shopping center
School of Remote Sensing and Information Engineering, Wuhan University.
Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Statistics.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-2317-9157
Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Human Geography.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-4871-833X
2013 (English)In: Journal of Transport Geography, ISSN 0966-6923, Vol. 33, 135-145 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Previous studies have focused on entire trips within a geographical region, while only a few have examined trips to and from a city landmark. This paper examines trips (and their CO2 emissions) to and from a shopping center from a time-space perspective, and it further considers how this information can be used in relocation planning. It is a case study in the Borlänge city in mid-Sweden where trips to the city’s largest shopping mall are scrutinized. We use GPS tracking data of car trips starting and ending at the shopping center. Firstly, we analyze the traffic emission patterns from a time-space perspective where the temporal patterns reveal hourly-based traffic emission dynamics. The spatial analysis uncovers a heterogeneous distribution of areal traffic emissions as well as of single street segments. Secondly, we find the observed trips mostly agree with an optimal route in terms of CO2 emissions. Drawing on this finding, we thirdly evaluate the location of the current shopping center by comparing it to two competing locations. We conclude that the two competing locations, being in the vicinity of the current one, would induce an insignificant improvement in terms of CO2 emissions.

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2013. Vol. 33, 135-145 p.
Keyword [en]
GPS tracking data, trips, CO2 emissions, relocation planning
National Category
Geosciences, Multidisciplinary
Research subject
Komplexa system - mikrodataanalys, General Microdata Analysis - retail; Komplexa system - mikrodataanalys, General Microdata Analysis - transports
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URN: urn:nbn:se:du-13073DOI: 10.1016/j.jtrangeo.2013.09.018ISI: 000330817000013OAI: oai:DiVA.org:du-13073DiVA: diva2:652117
Available from: 2013-09-29 Created: 2013-09-29 Last updated: 2015-07-01Bibliographically approved

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