Greenovate Transportation

Transportation Under Greenovation

The Office of Environmental and Energy Services is actively looking at various alternative transportation options to help decrease the City's greenhouse gas emissions.

  • City of Boston has an alternative fuel vehicle procurement policy for city vehicles.

  • The City's 450 diesel vehicles all run on a cleaner blend of biodeisel and ultra low sulfur fuel, reducing emissions by 12-17%.

  • Boston is the largest municipal purchaser of biodeisel in New England.

  • The City has undertaken a large-scale retrofit of its school bus fleet, using $3.25 million from the EPA. Five hundred school busses, using ultra low sulfur diesel, are being equipped with pollution control technologies, reducing tailpipe emissions by more than 90%.

  • The Boston Bikes initiative seeks to make Boston a world-class bicycling city by creating safe and inviting conditions for all residents and visitors by expanding bike lanes, offering Ride-Along Fridays, and sponsoring the annual Hub on Wheels event.

  • In 2009, the City of Boston announced the Complete Streets Initiative.

  • Hubway bikeshare launched July 28, 2011 with 600 bicycles and 60 stations throughout Boston.

  • The City of Boston released its Boston Bike Network Plan in September 2013, which lays out a plan for creating safer streets for bicycling and identifies a comprehensive network of bicycle routes, calling or 75 miles of new facilities in the next five years.

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    Boston Complete Streets

    The new Complete Streets approach puts pedestrians, bicyclists and transit users on equal footing with motor-vehicle drivers. The initiative aims to improve the quality of life in Boston by creating streets that are both great public spaces and sustainable transportation networks. It embraces innovation to address climate change and promote healthy living. The objective is to ensure Boston's streets are multimodal, green and smart.

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