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Title:Sustainable Transportation - Mobility in the 21 st Century
Author(s):Hoyle, Cynthia
Subject(s):greenhouse gas emissions
alternative transportation
green space
Abstract:Cynthia Hoyle - Transportation Planning Consultant, Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District. The community of Champaign-Urbana, IL is working to create a sustainable future. Estimates currently suggest that approximately 30% of the community's GHG emissions come from transportation with single occupancy vehicles being the major contributor. The community has 25% of trips to work made by sustainable modes - walking, bicycling, and transit. The goal is to increase this to 35% by 2015. Efforts have focused on: * How to create mobility and encourage mode shift, * How to create a more sustainable community through innovative planning and land-use * Achieving energy independence and offsetting carbon and contaminant releases to the environment. The community is implementing a long range transportation plan with the following goals: * Less congestion, more mobility * Less dependence on cars, more use of alternative (sustainable) transportation modes (walking, bicycling, public transit) * Less fringe development, more core development * Less new construction, more transportation system management. The Mobility Implementation Plan (miPLAN) is to be completed in the fall of 2009 and will provide a Mobility Management Framework, selection of a preferred mobility scenario, a preferred investment plan for future development, and a "Green Corridors" study. The final product will provide the community with a plan for future growth that will provide residents with choices in transportation modes and housing while reducing costs to local governments through the most efficient use of scarce resources.
Issue Date:2009-09-17
Series/Report:Sustainable Seminar Series
Genre:Presentation / Lecture / Speech
Date Available in IDEALS:2020-04-03

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