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  • 1. Reducing Transportation- Related Emissions Chris Hagelin Senior Transportation Planner GO Boulder/city of Boulder www.goboulder.net
  • 2. Boulder’s Transportation Goals > Transportation > Climate Action Plan Master Plan • Reduce transportation • Zero growth in daily emissions by 116K mtCO2 vehicle miles of travel from 2006 levels (VMT) from 1994 levels • Equates to VMT reduction 2.4mVMT/day of 680,000 miles/day, or • Reduce single-occupant from 2.61mVMT/day (2006 vehicle (SOV) travel to levels) to 1.93m VMT/day 25 percent of all trips BREATHING REQUIRED DRIVING OPTIONAL
  • 3. 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
  • 4. GO Boulder > Program Manager > Bicycle/Pedestrian Planner > Transit Planner > TDM Planner > Land-use/transportation Planner > Marketing and Outreach Planner > City Employee Transportation Coordinator
  • 5. 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
  • 6. Impact on VMT Between 2007 and 2008, VMT decreased by 3% as gas prices surged.
  • 7. ridership in Boulder Between 2007 and regional ridership 2008, local transit increased by 13 increased by 8 percent and percent. Transit Ridership in 11891.41667 22006.33333 2008 10529.81281 20532.06483 2007 9763.5 19530.83333 2006 9082.833333 19317.5 Boulder Transit Use 1981 to 2008 2005 8106.083333 18794.70273 2004 7633.25 18331.58333 2003 7678.833333 18857 2002 8177.083333 20153.91667 2001 8484.083333 18060.68634 2000 8359 17561.4459 1999 8585.25 17599.64911 1998 Regional 8474.333333 16019.50211 1997 7936 15598 1996 8011 14947 1995 Year 7499 11670 1994 7136 10935 Local 1993 Boulder 6666 9448 1992 6234 8229 1991 5585 6539 1990 5395 6686 1989 5388 6450 1988 5462 6626 1987 6712 6152 1986 6571 10372 1985 5914 7758 1984 5813 6388 1983 6619 8074 1982 7032 8086 1981 0 35000 30000 25000 20000 15000 10000 5000 Average Passengers Per Day
  • 8. All Trips- Boulder residents Walk, 19% SOV, 39% Bike, 14% Transit, 4% MOV, 25% > Since 1990, SOV mode share has decreased by 6%
  • 9. Work Trip Mode Split All Employees Boulder residents In-commuters 80% 70% 60% 50% 40% 30% 20% 10% 0% SOV MOV Transit Multi- Bike Walk Work at mode Home
  • 10. 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
  • 11. Eco Pass Enrollment 2009 CAGID 6,800 10% Business 21,096 NECO 31% 11,369 17% Total passes available to Boulder residents, employees and CU students: CU approximately Students 68,265 29,000 42%
  • 12. 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
  • 13. Private Investment 2009 RTD Contracts=$6,207,092 $3,500,000 CU Student 08-09, $3,000,000 $3,065,500 $2,500,000 BECO, $2,000,000 $1,750,324 $1,500,000 NECO, CAGID, $1,000,000 $754,800 $636,468 $500,000 $0
  • 14. Eco Pass Impact on Travel Behavior 4500 > Boulder residents 4000 with an Eco Pass 3500 drive about 2,600 3000 2500 miles less per year 2000 Eco Pass Average than residents without 1500 Non Eco Pass 1000 and Eco Pass. 500 0 7000 VMT in SOV/MOV Work Trips Only 6000 5000 > Boulder employees with 4000 Eco Pass an Eco Pass drive about 3000 Average 2000 No Eco Pass 2,300 miles less per year 1000 than employees without 0 an Eco Pass. VMT in SOV/MOV All Trips
  • 15. 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.
  • 16. 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
  • 17. 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
  • 18. TDM and Parking Management in Downtown Boulder > Managing almost > Paid on-street parking 4000 parking > Shared structured spaces parking > Providing Eco > Over 1,300 bicycle Passes parking spaces • Approximately $111 provided per employee in 2009 > Support Eco Pass Xtra Program • Merchant discounts
  • 19. 2008 Downtown Employee Mode Split
  • 20. Downtown Employee Travel Behavior > Downtown > Downtown employees employees with with Eco Passes emit Eco Passes: about 1mtCO2 less per year than commuters • Over three times more likely to ride without an Eco Pass transit • Twice as likely to bicycle • Three times more likely to walk
  • 21. 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
  • 22. Thanks for listening For more information, contact Chris Hagelin at hagelinc@bouldercolorado.gov or 303-441-1832