Sustainable Transportation and Mobility: Establish a sustainable transportation and mobility policy and planning section within the Department of Sustainability and Resilience.
|Transportation Emissions Reductions: Make the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions an explicit goal of City of Worcester transportation planning.|
|Connectivity: Make connected networks an explicit goal of City of Worcester transportation planning.|
|Event Transportation: Promote sustainable transportation choices at high profile locations and events, such as Polar Park and DCU events.|
|Idling Reduction: Enforce the Massachusetts Anti Idling Law (Chapter 90, Sec. 16A).|
|Electric Vehicle Use: Promote the use of electric vehicles in Worcester.|
|WRTA Fleet: Transition the WRTA bus fleet to 100% electric buses by 2035.|
|Transit Demand: Work with large employers to identify transit demand and priority routes for their employees, and seek funding for solutions to reduce single occupancy vehicle use.|
|Consultation with the WRTA: Include the WRTA in the Transportation Advisory Group and consult the WRTA from the beginning in City transportation, street redesign and resurfacing projects.|
|WRTA Service Optimum: Review WRTA service and make changes as needed to promote higher ridership while balancing coverage and social service responsibilities.|
|Transit to Serve Higher Education: Work with higher education employers, institutions and student populations to identify transit demand and priority routes, and seek funding.|
|Complete Streets Policy: Implement the policy by developing a priority plan for designing roadway space for all users.|
|Micromobility Plan: Develop and Implement a Pedestrian, Bicycle, and Micromobility Plan.|
Bike and Micromobility Share: Find a reliable partner to create a new city micromobility share program for bicycles, scooters, and similar light-weight transportation.
|Open Streets Program: Create an “Open Streets” program to close a set of downtown or other suitable streets on Sunday mornings, monthly or weekly, or as one-off events, for biking and walking.|
|Energy-efficient Truck Routes: Study and revise, as needed, the truck routes for city-owned or city-contracted trucks, to enhance energy efficiency and reduce GHG emissions.|
|Mitigate Truck Route Impacts: Develop, implement
and enforce a truck route plan that avoids negative impacts on residential and commercial areas.|
|Truck Idling: Work with the Port of Worcester and CSX to reduce or eliminate idling at their yards.|
|Last Mile Freight Delivery: Work with businesses for opportunities to establish innovative “last mile” freight delivery options that reduce GHG emissions.|
|Coordinated Land Use Decisions: Use the comprehensive plan and zoning ordinance to support multi-modal transportation, especially walking, bicycling, and transit.|
Zero-Emission Urban Villages: Use the comprehensive plan and zoning ordinance to support existing and future mixed-use,
higher-density neighborhood “urban village” centers that support zero-emissions pedestrian, bicycle, and other micromobility transportation.