Seattle publishes guide to reducing transportation emissions

The Seattle Department of Transportation published a guide to reducing transportation emissions this month in order to fulfill the goals set forth in the mayor’s One Seattle Transportation and Climate Justice Executive Order.

The executive order, signed Dec. 7, 2022, aims to achieve a 100% zero-emission city fleet by 2030, plan for three low-pollution neighborhoods by 2028 and update bicycle and pedestrian plans to make permanent 20 miles of “healthy streets closed to pass-through traffic.”

According to the Seattle mayor’s office, transportation accounts for 61% of the city’s greenhouse gas emissions. Through the six strategies in Seattle DOT’s new Climate Change Response Framework, the agency looks to create a mode shift by 2030 that would nearly halve the trips taken with fossil-fuel powered vehicles, more than double the trips taken on transit and increase walking and biking.

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