Chapter 2: Transportation Planning and Clean Air Automobiles are a leading contributor to climate change-inducing pollution. Nationally, the transportation sector is one of the largest sources of U.S. emissions, representing nearly one-third of total emissions. Every gallon of gasoline burned emits 20 pounds of carbon dioxide, the principal climate change pollutant. Many local governments are increasing their jurisdictionsâ€™ fuel efficiency by making alternative forms of transportation more accessible to residents and employees. Potential Performance Measures Mass transit ridership City fleet MPG compared to 2007 levels Gallons of gasoline/diesel used per vehicle compared to 2007 levels Number of city employees participating in flex hour program Number of companies participating in flex hour program Number of employees participating Number of city employees participating in carpool program Number of companies participating in carpool program Number of employees participating Number of city employees participating in telecommute program Number of companies participating in telecommute program Number of employees participating Miles of trails constructed Miles of sidewalks rebuilt Miles of new sidewalks Miles of bike routes identified Miles of bike lanes installed Miles of bike trails installed Average traffic signal idling time compared to 2007 Percentage of vehicles in City fleet that are alternative fuel
City Fleet Fuel Reduction Program Type: operations & maintenance Target: internal Status: existing Description: Implemented in FY 06-07. Goal was to reduce fuel consumption 3%. Implemented proactive measures to enhance fuel efficiency, including fleet utilization and acquisition review, operator awareness training, idling restrictions, ongoing fuel conservation measures, fuel management tracking system, progressive preventative maintenance, long drain program, synthetic products, and alternative fuel systems. Compared to previous year, reduced fuel consumption ___% Improvements: None identified. Low VOC Roadway Striping Type: operations & maintenance Target: internal Status: existing Description: Uses roadway striping materials with fewer volatile organic compounds, reducing negative impact on ambient air quality. Improvements: None identified. Heavy Motor Vehicle Idling Regulation Type: operations & maintenance Target: community Status: existing Description: Prohibits vehicles with a gross weight of 14,000+ pounds from idling. Improvements: Enforcement?
City of San Marcos Environmental Stewardship Policy