Mark StoutSenior Analyst

Mark is a senior analyst with the Pembina Institute’s transportation and urban solutions team. Mark leads research and policy development in the urban transport sector including pricing multiuse curbside access and decarbonizing the urban freight delivery system.

Mark Stout's Recent Publications

Cargo e-bikes for urban deliveries Regulatory approaches and standards

Dec. 17, 2021 - By Mark Stout, Saeed Kaddoura

Electric-powered cargo bikes are a valuable solution to reduce greenhouses gases and mitigate climate change in urban freight delivery. However, they require new policies, bylaws, and infrastructure to support their use and implementation. This report  identifies the specifications and features of commonly used cargo e-bikes; reviews and analyzes regulatory approaches and frameworks employed by jurisdictions across North America and Europe; and reviews input from stakeholders.

Reducing Truck Emissions in Montreal Guiding principles and a policy toolbox for low-carbon urban freight

Nov. 23, 2021 - By Andréanne Brazeau, Annick Di Lalla Jalon, Mark Stout

Four practical solutions to reducing carbon emissions from delivery vehicles in the city. The movement of goods in urban areas is a growing source of congestion, road safety concerns, and greenhouse gas emissions. Reducing Truck Emissions in Montreal offers feasible solutions that the ciy can adopt to meet its climate goals.

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Using data to reduce urban freight emissions Recommendations for data-driven climate solutions in Canada

June 3, 2021 - By Mark Stout, Saeed Kaddoura

While we know there is a rise in freight emissions and e-commerce activity in Canada, there is limited publicly available data on urban delivery patterns and delivery truck activity. For this report, the Pembina Institute set out to better understand what drives urban freight trips. Our research makes it clear there are multiple ways Canada can improve its collection and use of data toward stronger and more efficient urban freight systems. 

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Creating regulations that allow for greater use of e-bikes and cargo e-bikes Submission to the Ontario Ministry of Transportation on e-bikes and cargo e-bike pilot program

Jan. 28, 2021 - By Carolyn Kim, Mark Stout

On behalf of the Pembina Institute, Carolyn Kim and Mark Stout submitted the following comments in December, 2020, to the Ontario Ministry of Transportation on proposed regulatory and policy framework for power-assisted bicycles (e-bikes) and the ministry's proposed pilot program.


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