New CCAP Guidebook Quantifies Benefits of Smart Growth: can reduce gasoline use by more than 20%

New CCAP Guidebook Quantifies Benefits of Smart Growth: can reduce gasoline use by more than 20%

Cener for Clean Air Policy


Land use choices, transportation planning and decisions on how to fund transportation all influence the costs of transportation -- whether measured in dollars, time, air pollution or greenhouse gas emissions. Because state and local governments influence many of these decisions and must address these costs, the Center for Clean Air Policy is offering a new tool to governments, non-profits and technical experts to illustrate impacts -- and help make informed decisions -- on local transportation issues.

The Center for Clean Air Policy has just completed the first installment of the CCAP Transportation Emissions Guidebook: Land Use, Transit & Travel Demand Management, which helps users assess the air pollution, energy use, and greenhouse gas emissions benefits of a variety of transportation and land use policies.

The guidebook includes policy overviews, success stories and links to key models and resources. You can customize the Guidebook Emissions Calculator with local data to compare and quantify benefits from a variety of projects and policies. You'll be able to answer these questions and many more:
- How much can bike lanes cut fuel expenditures in my community?
- What are the air quality benefits of smart growth policies?
- What are the potential CO2 savings from road pricing?

To access the guidebook online or to download the policy briefs and calculator, please visit us at www.ccap.org/trans.htm, or follow this link to go directly to the Flash-enabled site: http://www.ccap.org/guidebook/.

We welcome your distribution of this notice. Should your organization desire to post a link about this tool or incorporate the Guidebook into your website free of charge, please contact us and we will provide you with an appropriate image or banner. The second part of the CCAP guidebook focuses on vehicle technology and fuels and will be released in early 2006. Please contact us if you would like to receive Part 2.

For more information contact Steve Winkelman or Erin Silsbe, Center for Clean Air Policy: [email protected].

Related Link: CCAP Transportation Emissions Guidebook: Land Use, Transit & Travel Demand Management

For more information contact:

Steve Winkelman
Cener for Clean Air Policy
515 W. 122 Street, Suite 63
New York
NY 10027
USA

Phone: 212.932.7676
Email: [email protected]
Web: http://www.ccap.org

Posted September 6, 2005



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