Sustainable Arlington

Arlington Vision 2020 Committee/Mass. Climate Action Network (MCAN) Chapter

default Arlington Bicycle Advisory Committee (ABAC) Popular

In Transportation 238 downloads

appointed by the Board of Selectmen in 1996 to advise the Town on local bicycling conditions.  The all-volunteer committee promotes all forms of safe bicycling on town roadways and the Minuteman Bikeway, from recreational riding to using the bicycle for transportation and errands.  Monthly meetings are open to the public.

default Car Emissions and Global Warming Popular

In Transportation 372 downloads

The Union of Concerned Scientists discuss fuel-efficient vehicles, cleaner fuels, electric cars and trucks, and their plan to cut oil use in half in 20 years.

default cities project NPR'S SERIES ON URBAN LIFE IN THE 21ST CENTURY Popular

In Transportation 204 downloads

Articles on innovations in transportaton, housing, and designing for climate change.

default COMPLETE STREETS, National Coalition

In Transportation 57 downloads

Complete Streets are streets for everyone. They are designed and operated to enable safe access for all users, including pedestrians, bicyclists, motorists and transit riders of all ages and abilities. Complete Streets make it easy to cross the street, walk to shops, and bicycle to work. 

default Dangerous By Design 2016 (or why we need Complete Streets)

In Transportation 56 downloads

Between 2005 and 2014, a total of 46,149 people were struck and killed by cars while walking in the United States. In 2014, ... 4,884 people were killed by a car while walking—105 people more than in 2013.  The elderly, poor and people of color are disproportionately affected. 

default Drive Green with Mass Energy Popular

In Transportation 277 downloads

An electric vehicle (EV) discount program to make choosing an EV easier for you, from a nonprofit organization working to reduce emissions 80% by 2050 and stop climate change. EVs are a big part of the solution! 

Anyone is eligible to participate and receive a discount to purchase or lease a Nissan LEAF, Chevy Volt, Ford C-MAX Energi, or Ford Fusion Energi at a participating dealer.  They have set up a waiting list for the all-new Chevrolet Bolt.

default East Arlington Liveable Streets Popular

In Transportation 650 downloads

East Arlington Liveable Streets

default GREEN LINE EXTENSION PROJECT (MBTA) Popular

In Transportation 312 downloads

The Green Line Extension is a top transportation priority of the Commonwealth. It offers a number of benefits:

  • A one-seat ride from the project corridor to downtown Boston, (eliminating the need for bus and rail transfers at Lechmere Station and at Orange and Red Line stations) improving travel times within the project corridor.
  • A projected reduction in regional daily Vehicle Miles Traveled by 25,728 miles, improving air quality and reducing automobile congestion. [See website for lots more info.]

default MassRIDES Popular

In Transportation 571 downloads

MassRIDES is the Massachusetts statewide travel options program, helping you move smarter with information about carpooling, bicycling, walking, public transportation, teleworking, and vanpooling

default MBTA Website Popular

In Transportation 437 downloads

MBTA Website

default Town mulls bike-share program, favors Hubway option Popular

In Transportation 311 downloads

A detailed report on 3 bike-share options was presented at the Jan. 9, 2017 meeting of the Arlington Board of Selectmen by bike-sharing working group volunteer Seth Federspiel.

pdf Up in the Air: How Airplane Carbon Polution Jeopardizes Global Climate Goals Popular

In Transportation 360 downloads

A Center for Biological Diversity report, Dec. 2015.  

If commercial aviation were considered a country, it would rank seventh after Germany in terms of carbon emissions. ...  by 2050, aircraft emissions are projected to more than triple. Unchecked, between 2016 and 2050 global aviation will generate an estimated 43 gigatonnes of carbon dioxide emissions [or] more than 4 percent of the world’s entire remaining carbon budget

default Zipcar Popular

In Transportation 610 downloads

Zipcar