15 percent e-bike mode share (the portion of a person’s total travel that occurs on an e-bike) would translate to a 12% GHG reduction in travel

 a recent study that found that a 15 percent e-bike mode share (the portion of a person’s total travel that occurs on an e-bike) would translate to a 12 percent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions from passenger transportation. The congressman is on firm ground here: An e-bike’s per-mile emissions are a fraction of those from even an electric automobile, and the e-bike’s extra …

Proposal to Electrify Bus and Rail: Elizabeth Warren and AOC Lay Down Climate Challenge to Biden

Their bill aims to electrify bus and rail infrastructure, with the aim of reaching net-zero U.S. carbon emissions by 2050. By Jarrell Dillard and Leslie Kaufman March 18, 2021 Progressives in the House and Senate plan to set down a marker Thursday for President Joe Biden’s infrastructure plans, introducing a $500 billion proposal to shift U.S. transportation away from fossil fuels. Senator Elizabeth Warren and …

Transportation GHG action: March 2021 CO & national

Comments: Seattle’s trip reduction rule and programs are the best in the nation. Learn and copy as much as possible. The analysis only mentioned. SanFrancisco, NewYorkCity, programs requiring employers to provide commuter pre‐tax benefits and Portland, OR program where employers must provide commute alternatives to employees designed to minimize cars driven to work. WA State’s successful program requires employers to …

How Neighborhood Infrastructure Affects Wellbeing – GESC neighborhoods in Denver

Globeville, Elyria, Swansea, and Cole residents live in the most polluted zip code in the country, according to a recent national environmental risk index. How Neighborhood Infrastructure Affects Wellbeing https://news.ucdenver.edu/on-the-street-where-you-live/ There is a reason Denver’s I-70 expansion and National Western Complex redevelopment projects cut right through the Globeville, Elyria Swansea, and Cole (GESC) neighborhoods. These communities have historically had low socio-economic …

TRB AQ and Aviation 2021

AV030 Annual Committee Meeting https://sites.google.com/site/trbav030/past-committee-events/2021/2021-annual-meeting Meeting Presentation ACRP Update Presentation Special Topic Presentation: Mobilizing Voluntary Contributions for Aviation Carbon Meeting Notes AV030 Subcommittee Meetings Aviation Air Quality Air Quality Sub-Committee Overview Presentation Presentation: Electric Aircraft Presentation: ACRP 02-85 Commercial Space Vehicle Emissions Modeling Aviation Sustainability & Climate Change Presentation: Improving Environmental Impact of Airport Construction Presentation: ACROS Tool Value to …

Broader goals for USDOT: How do we make sure everyone in America, regardless of the neighborhood they live in, has the opportunity to get to jobs that best fit their skills and gets them the opportunity to succeed?

https://www.rollcall.com/2021/02/23/buttigieg-makes-equity-a-top-priority-for-dot/ excerpt “This is not what a DOT secretary sounds like,” said Adie Tomer, head of the Metropolitan Infrastructure Initiative at the Brookings Institution. “Buttegieg is focusing on broader shared goals: How do we make sure everyone in America, regardless of the neighborhood they live in, has the opportunity to get to jobs that best fit their skills and gets …

USDOT Is Already Coming Through for New York City on Congestion Pricing

By Alissa Walker@awalkerinLA, Curbed online, Feb 23, 2021, Secretary Pete Is Already Coming Through for New York City on Congestion PricingQuick, before the traffic comes back. Photo: deberarr/Getty Images/iStockphoto Almost a year ago, transportation planners looked out at a city void of commuters, wondering about the fate of the congestion-pricing proposal that would have, under vastly different circumstances, also reduced the number of …

Safety, less parking, cost-benefit of transport investments

Since 1956 we’ve spent $10 trillion on highways in the United States. For that astronomical sum we have 2.9 million deaths; streets, roads, and bridges that are commonly described as “crumbling;” epic and ever-growing highway congestion; and the single largest sectoral contributor of climate pollution. Now we have ample evidence that this approach is both ineffective and costly. We also …

U.S. regulates vehicle greenhouse gas emissions on the basis of an automaker’s average fuel efficiency across its entire catalog

The U.S. regulates its greenhouse gas emissions on the basis of an automaker’s average fuel efficiency across its entire catalog, rather than setting hard caps on the allowable emissions for individual automobile models. In practice, that means that every electric vehicle that GM introduces will give it a little more room to release a high-polluting vehicle that could erase the …

Safety stop for bikes

making the Safety Stop legal statewide. We enjoyed the conversation and are always excited to have such engaging dialogue about our policy initiatives.  As promised, we wanted to follow up with you all with some resources and recordings.  Here is the recording from last night’s conversation. Please forgive me: I forgot to hit record until we were a couple minutes into …