Doing our Share to Clear the Air. Sustain-ability?. Ability to Sustain Are there enough resources on planet Earth for all to have to have a bicycle of their very own? A Prius?
Ability to Sustain
Are there enough resources on planet Earth for all to have to have a bicycle of their very own? A Prius?
When we use the term “sustainability” are we really talking increased-sustainability or increased resource-use efficiency?
Prius with a Single Occupant (SOV) 40mpg
Honda Insight (SOV) 60mpg
Vanpool 14 passengers x 13mpg = effectively 182 mpg, on a per person basis
City Bus 10 people x 5mpg = 50mpg, on a per person basis
Ultimately transportation fuel efficiency is a combination of vehicle design and passenger load
Hourly rental of a car that includes fuel and insurance
Provides missing mobility linkage for those who either do not own a motor vehicle or who use an alternative mode to get to campus and then want a vehicle to do errands throughout the day
UCSB currently subsidizes rates down to $5.50 per hour with Flexcar.com
Next step expansion to IV and downtown Santa Barbara.
Some markets include specialty vehicles like Mini Cooper Convertibles, Pickup trucks and Mini Vans
The Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) currently offers commuter benefits to a select group of alternative transportation users at UCSB
One of the goals of the Transportation Alternatives Program is to decrease campus parking demand
Other benefits include increased sustainability by reduction in traffic congestion, air pollution, fossil fuel use and green house gas emissions
Commuters who use a carpool, vanpool, bus or train often save money and feel less commuter stress…
Commuter cost savings and decreased stress may help retain workers and students by improving Work/Life or Study/Life balance
Telecommuting and flexible work schedules (4/40s & 9/80s) are currently being promoted by the UCSB Human Resources Work/Life office
Traffic demand management and congestion mitigation efforts may help the campus population grow with reduced impacts on the local community
No, Applicants to TAP must qualify for, and not own a UCSB Parking Pemit (Carpools may share one permit)
To qualify, TAP members must state that they primarily walk or use bike, bus, train, carpool, vanpool, scooter or skates on their commute to the UCSB campus
No, only those who qualify, apply, and are approved are a part of TAP
TAP are a subset of commuters who use alternative modes… For example UCSB has over 10,000 bicycle commuters and TAP has a total of 2,456 members currently receiving commuter benefits
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