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Carbon emissions by transport type

Color the difference in carbon emissions per passenger by transport type such as car, bus, train, and plane

Carbon emissions by transport type

Data sources

CO2 emissions from passenger transport, Focusing on environmental pressures from long‑distance transport - TERM 2014: transport indicators tracking progress towards environmental targets in Europe. The European Environment Agency (EEA). 2014. This data contains:

How the data was used


A python script is available in the code repository to generate or extend this activity, and can be run like this:


Which will simply create an svg file with each vehicle’s CO2 emissions from New York to Boston, where one block is one kilogram of CO2 emissions per passenger