Transportation agencies in California and Minnesota made major advancements, planning for VMT reductions and mitigations as a part of their sustainability and climate change plans.
After eliminating its minimum parking requirements in 2017, the city of Buffalo, New York, has seen a notable drop in the growth of new parking, driven mostly by changes in mixed-use developments.
Another deadly impact of COVID: even with fewer cars on the road, traffic deaths increased by 8% to more than 42,000 in total and deaths per mile driven increased by a staggering 24%. The solution is not more congestion, but instead safer streets.
A new study confirms that adding capacity to roads generates an exactly proportional increase in vehicle travel. Road pricing curbs this effect.
Traffic dropped 13.2% in 2020, according to preliminary data from FHWA, which marks the lowest number of vehicle miles traveled (VMT) for any year since 2001.
New research suggests that hotels require much less parking than the outdated standard of one stall per room.
Greater transit and active transportation accessibility reduces the propensity for owning and driving a car, and increases the likelihood of taking transit, walking, and biking.
Based on costs of providing parking in Seattle, the authors estimate the reduction in parking capacity saved some $537 million.
Amid talk of electric and fuel efficient vehicles, one change proved fast and effective at cutting emissions: traveling less.
SSTI’s final 2020 Community of Practice meeting covered how DOTs can be leaders in reducing vehicle miles traveled (VMT) to reduce emissions.