Reducing CO2 Emissions through Parking and Transportation Demand Management- Hagelin CNU 17
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  • ~20% reduction in transportation-related emissions
  • Nationally, 4% increase; highest ridership since 1957.
  • So where is the Eco Pass today?
  • ~30% less emissions than average resident ~53% less emissions than average commuter
  • Managed by the Downtown and University Hill Management Division and Parking Services

Reducing CO2 Emissions through Parking and Transportation Demand Management- Hagelin CNU 17 Reducing CO2 Emissions through Parking and Transportation Demand Management- Hagelin CNU 17 Presentation Transcript

  • Reducing Transportation-Related Emissions Chris Hagelin Senior Transportation Planner GO Boulder/city of Boulder
  • Boulder’s Transportation Goals
    • Transportation Master Plan
      • Zero growth in daily vehicle miles of travel (VMT) from 1994 levels
        • 2.4mVMT/day
      • Reduce single-occupant vehicle (SOV) travel to 25 percent of all trips
    • Climate Action Plan
      • Reduce transportation emissions by 116K mtCO 2 from 2006 levels
      • Equates to VMT reduction of 680,000 miles/day, or from 2.61mVMT/day (2006 levels) to 1.93m VMT/day
  • Transportation Investments
    • Transportation
      • Budget: ~$20m/year for dedicated sales tax (0.6%)
      • Branded high frequency transit routes
      • 300+ miles of on-road and multi-use path bicycle facilities
        • 74 underpasses
  • GO Boulder
    • Program Manager
    • Bicycle/Pedestrian Planner
    • Transit Planner
    • TDM Planner
    • Land-use/transportation Planner
    • Marketing and Outreach Planner
    • City Employee Transportation Coordinator
  • Other GO Boulder efforts
    • Development Review Process
      • TDM Plans
    • Commute Trip Reduction Plans
    • Flexible Rebate Program
      • Tax rebates for sustainable businesses
    • ETC Network
      • Over 400 employers represented
  • Impact on VMT Between 2007 and 2008, VMT decreased by 3% as gas prices surged.
  • Transit Ridership in Boulder Between 2007 and 2008, local transit ridership in Boulder increased by 8 percent and regional ridership increased by 13 percent.
  • All Trips- Boulder residents
    • Since 1990, SOV mode share has decreased by 6%
  • Work Trip Mode Split
  • RTD’s Eco Pass Program
    • The Eco Pass is an all access transit pass program run by RTD.
      • Business, Residential and District programs
      • Based on insurance model
    • GO Boulder’s Eco Pass Support Program
      • Subsidize businesses for first two years
      • Subsidize 34 neighborhoods
      • Marketing and Outreach
  • Eco Pass Enrollment 2009
    • Total passes available to Boulder residents, employees and CU students: approximately 68,265
  • Public Funding Sources for Eco Pass Programs
    • GO Boulder
      • 2009 Subsidies: $240,000
      • Marketing: $20,000-$25,000
    • CMAQ—federal grants that fund pilots and special projects
      • 2009 Eco Pass Improvement Campaign (EPIC): $115,000
  • Private Investment 2009 RTD Contracts=$6,207,092
  • Eco Pass Impact on Travel Behavior
    • Boulder residents with an Eco Pass drive about 2,600 miles less per year than residents without and Eco Pass.
    • Boulder employees with an Eco Pass drive about 2,300 miles less per year than employees without an Eco Pass.
  • Eco Passes and Work Trips
    • Drive alone mode share with Eco Pass= 40.1%
    • Drive alone mode share without Eco Pass= 74.6%
    • Eco Pass holding employees are over 10 times more likely to use transit to get work in Boulder.
  • Impact on Emissions
    • Residents with Eco Pass
      • ~40% less emissions than residents without an Eco Pass
    • Employees working in Boulder with Eco Pass
      • ~55% less emissions than employees without Eco Pass
  • Downtown Boulder Eco Pass Program
    • Central Area General Improvement District (CAGID)
      • Established in 1970 in Downtown Boulder
      • Properties are taxed to provide shared structured parking and parking management services
      • Manage paid on-street parking
    Paid Parking in CAGID $755K in revenues from paid parking are used to buy Eco Passes for downtown employees in 2009
  • TDM and Parking Management in Downtown Boulder
    • Managing almost 4000 parking spaces
    • Providing Eco Passes
      • Approximately $111 per employee in 2009
    • Support Eco Pass Xtra Program
      • Merchant discounts
    • Paid on-street parking
    • Shared structured parking
    • Over 1,300 bicycle parking spaces provided
  • 2008 Downtown Employee Mode Split
  • Downtown Employee Travel Behavior
    • Downtown employees with Eco Passes:
      • Over three times more likely to ride transit
      • Twice as likely to bicycle
      • Three times more likely to walk
    • Downtown employees with Eco Passes emit about 1mtCO2 less per year than commuters without an Eco Pass
  • Applying Lessons Learned
    • Transit Village Area
      • TDM and Parking Management Access District
        • Trip Generation Allowance
        • Resident and Employee Eco Passes
        • Parking maximums
        • Shared parking
        • Unbundled parking
        • Increased density
  • Thanks for listening For more information, contact Chris Hagelin at [email_address] or 303-441-1832