In the development of forward looking transportation plans, municipalities have an obligation to implement strategies to reduce emissions and support the BC Climate Action Plan, which has the goal of reducing emissions by 33 percent from 2007 levels by 2020 and then achieving an 80% reduction by 2050. We often work towards this by trying to focus spending on walking, cycling and transit infrastructure and making better land use decisions. We can provide the infrastructure or service provision to allow people to drive less but cannot force them, at least, without resorting to some form of road pricing. People have to make the change themselves and what we actually require is quite a large change in each and everybody's habits. If each of us took the initiative to personally do our part in reducing our own emissions by 33 percent, how could we do it? Read on...
In this post I have focussed on the commute, not all options are suitable for every person's personal circumstances, maybe none are, but maybe there is one that works for you. Of course a 33% reduction in your commute still leaves all your other travel, meaning the 33% is diluted, anyway, here are some things to think about:
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