Moving Cooler: An Analysis of Transportation Strategies for Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Moving Cooler: An Analysis of Transportation Strategies for Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions

The Urban Land Institute has issued a report that examines various strategies to cut vehicle carbon emissions. Funded in part by the Surdna, Kresge, and Rockefeller foundations, the report, Moving Cooler: An Analysis of Transportation Strategies for Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions (executive summary, 17 pages, PDF), found that economy-wide pricing measures — such as an increase in the gasoline tax, carbon pricing, and pay-as-you-drive insurance — would produce the most significant reductions in GHG emissions due to the likelihood of substantial shifts in driving behavior resulting from higher costs. According to the report, a combination of concentrated, mixed-use land development and non-motorized transportation options would be the most effective strategy for cutting vehicle carbon emissions.