Genius Project:

Sustainable Transportation

What is Sustainable Transportation?

Sustainable transportation is transportation that conserves non-renewable resources, encourages the use of alternative fuels, and increases energy efficiency.

TEDxConcordiaUPortland -- Mark Frohnmayer -- Dude, Where's My Car?

Where is Sustainable Transportation Used?

The CTA plays an important role in reducing vehicle emissions in the Chicagoland area. The CTA replaces the equivalent of about 400,000 vehicles on regional roads each weekday. Colleges are also adapting sustainable methods of transportation. The University of California Irvine is trying to reduce the total number of vehicle trips made by faculty and students. They have a variety of options to travel around Irvine without a car. Larger government programs are in the works. The state of Washington is partnering to build support infrastructure along I-5 for electric and other alternative-fuel vehicles. This will help encourage the transition to alternative vehicles.

Surviving Irvine Without a Car

Sustainable Transportation Indicators

Indicators showing that transportation is becoming sustainable:

  1. Access to Transit
  2. Transportation Reliability
  3. Transportation Safety
  4. Commute Mode Choice
  5. Carbon Footprint
  6. Urban Greenness
  7. Air Quality


courtesy of: http://www.vtpi.org/wellmeas.pdf

Types of Sustainable Transportation

  • Hybrid/Alternative Fuel Vehicles
  • Biking
  • Bus Transport
  • Rail Transport
  • Public Transport
  • Carpooling
  • Walking

What can you do? and How will it benefit me?

  • Check out what environmental benefits universities offer
  • Buy environmentally friendly vehicles
  • Tax credits on eco-friendly products
  • Benefits outweigh the cost in the long run