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Comment 497 for 2022 Climate Change Scoping Plan (scopingplan2022) - Non-Reg.

First NameSteven
Last NameGelb
SubjectTransportation Goals Need Strengthening

Our car-centric transportation system is responsible for about half of our greenhouse emissions, as well as for most the air pollution that plagues many of our cities.  We need to get people out of cars and provide them with safe and reliable alternatives to driving.  We should be focusing on expanding and improving transit, on providing first and last mile micromobility options to and from transit, and on creating safe infrastructure for cycling and walking.  Reduction targets for vehicle miles traveled should be 25% below 2019 levels by 2030, and 30% below 2019 levels by 2035. The goals for the future percentage of vehicles on the road that are zero emission are too conservative and should be more ambitious.  In particular transit buses, which largely pollute communities of concern, should all be zero-emission by 2030.  The enormity of the crisis we're facing demands that we scale up our efforts to meet it. 



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Date and Time Comment Was Submitted 2022-06-22 18:18:05

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