Transportation & Carbon Solutions

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Transportation & Carbon Solutions

  1. 1. Transportation & Carbon Solutions Lynne Bly Transportation Policy Director Fresh Energy February 11, 2009
  2. 2. 2005 Emissions by sector Source: Center for Climate Strategies, April 2008
  3. 3. Transportation Strategies •More efficient vehicles •Cleaner fuels •Choices that change our travel behavior
  4. 4. More efficient vehicles • Clean car • More efficient standards–lower technologies emissions/improve fleet mileage
  5. 5. More efficient vehicles • Downsize • Upsize = 216 or 1,050
  6. 6. Cleaner Fuels
  7. 7. Choices that change travel behavior • Consolidate, shorten, eliminate trips – Trip chaining – Keep it local – Don’t go • Commuting choices – Change Schedule – Go with others – Bike or walk – Change destinations • Build destinations close to home
  8. 8. Transportation Choices Affect: Global warming pollution • Energy security • Economic security • Quality of life • – Access to destinations – Healthy, active lifestyles
  9. 9. Traffic is Growing? Minnesota Vehicle Miles Traveled (VMT) Trend and Projections 100 90 VMT 20 year linear trendline 80 10 year logarithmic trendline 70 VMT (in billions) 60 50 40 30 20 10 0 86 88 90 92 94 96 98 00 02 04 06 08 10 12 14 16 18 20 22 24 26 28 30 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 Year Source: Minnesota Department of Transportation TDA and OIM MnDOT
  10. 10. VMT Trends by region Annual VMT Growth Trends: 1992 - 2006 Indexed to 1992 Values 1.50 1.45 1.40 1.35 Central-SE 1.30 Metroplex 1.25 North-Central Northeast 1.20 West 1.15 1.10 1.05 1.00 1992 1994 1996 1998 2000 2002 2004 2006 Source: MnDOT TDA
  11. 11. Lynne Bly Transportation Policy Director Fresh Energy bly@fresh-energy.org March 2, 2009
  12. 12. www.fresh-energy.org

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