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Welcome to the Place-Based Carbon Calculator

PBCC is a free tool which estimates the per-person carbon footprint for every Lower Super Output Area (LSOA) in England. LSOAs are small statistical areas with a population of about 1,500 - 3,000. It draws on a wide range of data and research to give a representative view of how carbon footprints vary across the country. PBCC is intended to help communities and policy makers understand where their carbon footprints come from and what we need to do to reduce them.

Use the map to zoom to your area of interest then click on an LSOA for more details.

Last Updated: 07/07/2021

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Estimated average annual carbon footprint per person for each LSOA. Based on a mix of local and national data. Each area has a grade from A+ (low emissions) to F- (high emissions) in comparison to the England average. See the popup report for more details.

Filter LSOAs by ONS classification

Show Administrative boundaries

Shows public transport stops and frequency of service. Stops are coloured using the A+ (most) to F- (least) frequent grades. Click on stops for more details, and zoom in to see more stops.

A+ (best 1%)
A
A- (best 10%)
B+
B
B-
C+
C
C- (above average)
D+ (below average)
D
D-
E+
E
E-
F+ (worst 10%)
F
F- (worst 1%)
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Click on the population weighted centroid of an LSOA to show 15-minute isochrones for different modes of travel

Walking
Bicycle
Walk + Transit
Bike + Transit

Travel time isochrones have been calculated based on Weekday AM peak-time timetables. Bike + Transit assumes you can board the transit service with your bike and then use it at the other end of your journey.

The PCT shows roads where there could be more cycling in the future. This layer shows the combined peak number of daily cyclists for commuting and travel to school under three scenarios. See PCT website or Lovelace et al 2017 for details.

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10-49
50-99
100-249
250-499
500-999
1000-1999
2000+