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If you’re one of many hundreds of San Diegans who drive to work alone every day, would you think about taking different transportation? That’s the query posed in a current transportation survey commissioned by San Diego Affiliation of Governments (SANDAG).
The survey is getting used to type a greater understanding of how individuals in San Diego and Western Riverside County select to get to work. The survey additionally goals to establish what it might take to get solo commuters to contemplate greener choices, like carpooling, public transportation, or ridesharing.
Of the 4,000 individuals who took the Commute Habits Survey, 56% mentioned they’d select another commute no less than as soon as per week. The components that might encourage them to take action could be enhancements in journey time, accessibility, in addition to incentives like reductions.
Cynthia Burke is the director of utilized analysis at SANDAG. She mentioned discovering methods to be aggressive with solo driving will assist scale back car miles traveled (VMT) and subsequently scale back greenhouse gasoline emissions.
“If we may simply even get individuals exploring options sooner or later per week, and a big proportion of people did that, we may have some kind of impact on the VMT within the area,” Burke mentioned.
The survey mentioned 84% of respondents at the moment drive alone to work. SANDAG will use the info collected of their regional planning efforts.
“Each bit goes to rely as we’re making an attempt to get that 19% discount that the state desires to see from our jurisdictions and decreasing these car miles traveled…understanding that workers and other people attending to work is among the foremost sources of VMT,” Burke mentioned. “That is what we’re making an attempt to do is supply a have a look at how can we make options viable to present individuals choices.”
A 19% discount in greenhouse gasoline emissions is focused for 2035, which was mandated by the California Air Sources Board in 2018.
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