ITE Vancouver Island Luncheon – Smart Climate Action: Local Policies for Achieving Transportation Emission Reduction Targets
November 19, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm PST$20 – $150
Location: Comfort Inn & Conference Centre Victoria, 3020 Blanshard Street.
Vehicle Parking: free (in their parking lot – no registration of license plate number necessary)
Bicycle Parking: Racks provided outside the hotel entrance
Date: November 19, 2019
Time: 12:00 to 1:30
Tickets: $20.00 per person
Sponsorship Tickets: $150.00 – Sponsorship includes a 5-minute presentation prior to the lunch and logo on the event page
Speaker: Todd Litman, Victoria Transport Policy Institute
Title: Smart Climate Action: Local Policies for Achieving Transportation Emission Reduction Targets
Summary: Local, regional and provincial governments have established travel change and emission reduction targets. For example, The CRD has targets to reduce GHG emissions 61% below 2007 levels. British Columbia has targets to increase walking and bicycling, and reduce 2007 emission levels 40% by 2030, 60% by 2040 and 80% by 2050. How should transportation practitioners respond to these goals?
This presentation will review transport emission reduction targets, describe and evaluate various policies and programs that can help achieve them, and identify a specific set of local and regional policies that could achieve them. It will describe examples of bold and successful transportation emission reduction programs.
Bio: Todd Litman is founder and executive director of the Victoria Transport Policy Institute, an independent research organization dedicated to developing innovative solutions to transport problems. His work helps expand the range of impacts and options considered in transportation decision-making, improve evaluation methods, and make specialized technical concepts accessible to a larger audience. His research is used worldwide in transport planning and policy analysis.
About VTPI: The Victoria Transport Policy Institute is an independent research organization dedicated to developing innovative and practical solutions to transportation problems. We provide a variety of resources available free at this website to help improve transportation planning and policy analysis. We are funded primarily through consulting and project grants. Our research is among the most current available and has been widely applied.