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Strategies to Reduce Travel Demand

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Strategies to Reduce Travel Demand

  1. 1. Strategies to Reduce  Travel Demand Annette “Netty “Bair SRDC Physical Development Director SW CERT Coordinator 507.836.8547 ext 101 phydev@swrdc.org
  2. 2. Your choices impact our future
  3. 3. Energy use in the transportation  sector  Military operations  farming off‐highway vehicles used for construction,
  4. 4. Energy use in the transportation  sector  • freight movements – Rail & marine(domestic barge and cargo)
  5. 5. Lake Superior  Warehousing Co, Inc. website truck, air, pipeline, and marine 2008 Duluth Shipping News
  6. 6. Energy use in the transportation  sector  passenger travel 
  7. 7. What can you do? • Change driving habits • Service car regularly  • Plan your trips • Walk or cycle on short trips 
  8. 8. What else can you do? • Use public transit • Share car journeys with others
  9. 9. Employee Travel • Real time alternatives –conference calls,  –Web‐based meetings and  –videoconferencing  • Essential travel only, combine trips • Education  & Training  –on‐line   –on‐site
  10. 10. Your choices impact our future
  11. 11. Minnesota State Transportation Plan • Long range vision for Transportation in MN • System needs, goals, priorities for 20 years • Review and comment:  http://www.dot. state.mn.us/planning/stateplan/ • Statewide video conference public meeting      9 a.m. to noon on Thursday, March 26, 2009.  • Comment  by: 4:30 p.m. Tues, March 31,  2009.  StatewidePlanUpdate@dot.state.mn.us

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