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Vehicle Distance Traveled Reduction

Vehicle distance traveled represents the distance driven (e.g., kilometers) by an individual, group, or society. Reducing the vehicle distance traveled is a challenging task because while developing more efficient vehicles and reducing the carbon intensity of fuels are inherently technical problems, reducing the vehicle distance traveled is a behavioral issue. Ways to reduce vehicle distance traveled include:

  • Shifting modes from the private car to transit, walking, or biking
  • Increasing vehicle occupancy in private cars and vanpools
  • Telecommuting, combining trips, reducing the number of discretionary vehicle trips, and employing tools such as a compressed workweek, pricing, and more compact land development, which enhances transit, biking and walking.

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A Review of High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) Lane Performance and Policy Options in the United States: Final Report

This report provides an assessment of performance of existing high occupancy vehicle (HOV) lane facilities in the United States and…

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United States Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration

Date:

1 December 2008

Policy Data

Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center: Federal and State Incentives and Laws Database

This database provides information on U.S. federal and state laws and incentives related to alternative fuels and vehicles, air quality,…

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United States National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Deployment Data

Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center: Fleet Experiences

This compilation of case studies shows how fleets are using alternative fuel vehicles, dealing with infrastructure issues, obtaining funding and…

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United States National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Deployment Data

An Analysis of Various Policy Instruments to Reduce Congestion, Fuel Consumption, and CO2 Emissions in Beijing

Using a model, this paper analyzes the impact of various policies on the externalities of car use in Beijing, namely…

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The World Bank

Date:

1 September 2009

Deployment Data

Are Vehicle Travel Reduction Targets Justified? Evaluating Mobility Management Policy Objectives, Such as Targets to Reduce Vehicle Miles Traveled (VMT) and Increase Use of Alternative Modes

This report investigates whether transportation policies should include targets to reduce vehicle travel and encourage use of alternative modes, called…

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Victoria Transport Policy Institute

Date:

1 October 2011

Deployment Data

Bike-Share Opportunities in New York City

This report analyses existing bike-share models and current demand to assess the potential for a New York City Bike-Share Program.…

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New York City Department of City Planning

Date:

1 April 2009

Deployment Data

Center for Clean Air Policy: Worldwide Climate Programs (Website)

This Center for Clean Air Policy (CCAP) website provides a complete picture of current and ongoing CCAP climate programmes and…

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Center for Clean Air Policy

Deployment Data

Clean Cities (Website)

This is the website for the U.S. Department of Energy Clean Cities Program; A government-industry partnership that aims to advance…

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United States Department of Energy

Policy Data

City-level Energy Decision Making: Data Use in Energy Planning, Implementation, and Evaluation in U.S. Cities

This report describes how cities in the United States are increasingly taking action to improve the sustainability of their jurisdictions…

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National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Date:

1 July 2015

Publication

Climate and Energy Webcasts

This website provides access to a collection of webcasts and podcasts presented by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Local Climate…

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United States Environmental Protection Agency

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ClimateTechWiki: A Clean Energy Platform (Website)

This database provides publications, case studies, tools, general discussions, and other resources focusing on a wide variety of technologies. Users…

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United Nations

Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs

Energy Research Center of the Netherlands

Joint Implementation Network

University of Edinburgh

Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency Partnership

Publication

Comprehensive Evaluation of Energy Conservation and Emission Reduction Policies

This journal article investigates transportation policies that help conserve energy and reduce pollution emissions. Some policies, called cleaner vehicle strategies…

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Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice

Date:

1 January 2013

Tools and Websites

Database on Energy Saving Potentials

This database provides harmonised energy savings potentials for each EU member state; Croatia, Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein; industry, transport, households…

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European Commission

Date:

1 August 2013

Training Materials

Energy Efficiency in Transport: Successes and Failures

In this recorded webinar, panelists review the policy measures implemented in the transport sector (such as minimum energy performance standards,…

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Clean Energy Solutions Center

Enerdata

Date:

14 April 2015

Deployment Data

Energy Efficiency Policies and Measures (Website)

This database describes energy efficiency policies and measures in about 90 countries. Information was collected with surveys in about 50…

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World Energy Council

Date:

1 April 2015

Deployment Data

Energy Technology Perspectives Data Visualization (Website)

This web-based tool allows users to visualize the technology scenarios presented in Energy Technology Perspectives 2012. Users can manipulate numerous…

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International Energy Agency

Date:

1 June 2012

Deployment Data

EU Energy Policy: On the Road to Decarbonisation? (IES Autumn Lecture Series)

The IES has organized a lecture series on EU energy policy that offers in-depth discussions of the issues facing the…

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Institute for European Studies

Date:

1 July 2013

Deployment Data

Europe’s Evolving Passenger Vehicle Fleet: Fuel Use and Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions Scenarios through 2035

This study developed fleet models of France, Germany, Italy, and the United Kingdom to evaluate fuel use and greenhouse gas…

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Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Date:

1 March 2008