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tions agreed to include our ask - that the
performance measures include a goal of
increasing trips made by biking, walking
and transit. We also included their ask of
including a goal to measure and reduce
GHG emissions from the transportation
system. Both goals help us and the climate community meet our goals, AND
we won on both. (However, the Trump
administration did remove the GHG
emissions rule earlier this year.)
At the Citizen's Climate Lobby, the
panel spoke about taking a comprehensive approach- working on both electrifying the fleet and about advocating for an
increase in multi-modal transportation
infrastructure.
Despite this shift, I still feel a bit uneasy. We seem to agree to work towards
the same ends from different directions.
I would like to see us figure out how to
better leverage the strength and energy
behind our efforts. I'm still looking for
what those options might be at the federal level. At the state and local level, I
think the place to do that may be in land
use planning.
Many of the environmental organizations that work on transportation started
doing so through the lens of smart growth
or anti-sprawl. The Centers for Disease
Control has researched and documented
that building safe bicycling and walking
infrastructure only increases physical
activity if there are destinations within
bicycling and walking distance. The Bicycle Friendly Community program has
confirmed this role. Communities that
have destinations within reasonable distances have a much better track record on
increasing the bike mode share.
As I continue to work through this, I
would love to hear from any of you who
are working in your own community with
climate advocates. What has worked for
you, and what advice do you have for the
League and for me, as we build partnerships with climate advocacy?
Caron Whitaker is Director of Bike
Walk Action. You can reach her at
caron@clwconsulting.net.

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