THE CLEANEST, GREENEST MILE IS THE ONE NOT DRIVEN ALONE IN A CAR
Sustainable Transportation Vermont wants to move the state toward a more sustainable transportation system--one that relies less on private vehicles, and more on walking, biking, and public transportation, in order to reduce the environmental, economic and social impacts of our travel. Our goal is to inform those making transportation and land use decisions--from public officials to citizens--on how they might support investments, programs and policies that favor non-motorized travel, transit, and compact, walkable communities.
Sustainable Transportation Vermont was launched in 2016 by Richard Watts and University of Vermont students Cashel Stewart and Anna Wyner, as an online source for information relating to transportation in Vermont. The site has grown into a forum for the people who work every day to make the state's transportation system greener. Our expanding list of essays cover the challenges and opportunities faced by small cities, towns and rural areas as they attempt to wean themselves from a fossil fuel-based transportation system.
Reduce the social, environmental, and economic impacts of our transportation footprint
Promote a transportation system that can be sustained over generations
Shine a spotlight on current practices that perpetuate automobile dependency
Meet the Vermont's energy goals and greenhouse gas emissions goals by sharply reducing transportation-related energy used by 2020
Mollie S. Burke, Legislator, Transportation Committee
Karen Glitman, Center for Sustainable Energy
Melinda Moulton, Re-Developer, Main Street Landing
Thomas Adler, President RSG, White River Junction, Vermont
Debra Sachs, Co-CEO, NetZeroVT.Org
Brian Searles, former Secretary, Vermont Agency of Transportation
Jim Sullivan, Director, Bennington County Regional Planning Commission
* Organizational affiliations listed for identification purposes only.
Julie Campoli, Editor
Richard Watts, Research & Policy