Addressing Climate Change: Reducing Single Occupancy Vehicle Trips Regionally

March 8, 2017

January 22, 2020 - 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

100 5th St NE, Charlottesville

We’re putting residents at the center to help regional stakeholders better address reducing single occupancy vehicle trips in the region. Alternatives to driving are increasing, such as additional commuter routes offered by Jaunt, increases use of vanpools, and efforts to build more shared-use paths for people who live close enough to walk or bike. But these efforts will be of no use if transportation planners do not understand the individual stories behind each person’s decision to drive alone. This event is a chance for you to be heard. For more context see here.

Event type:

Hands-on, active participation requested. Event facilitated by Institute for Engagement & Negotiation at UVA.

Who should attend:

Anyone interested in the topic but especially those who often find themselves behind the while of a single occupancy vehicle – no judgement, your input is needed!

Goals:

Gather resident feedback and generate ideas on how we

  1. Empathize with the user (why do people prefer/need SOVTs)
  2. Develop alternatives to SOVTs into the City
  3. Evaluate incentives to SOVT alternatives
  4. Identify reasonable dis-incentives to SOVT

Big picture:

The feedback and information gathered will be taken to a multi-jurisdictional and cross-constituent stakeholder forum where ideas can be further fleshed out and programs, incentives, and policy ideas can emerge/be proposed.  Stakeholders coming to listen and participate in the follow-up event include: Susan Elliott (City), Amanda Poncy (City), Rick Siebert (City), Jessica Hersh-Ballering (TJPDC), Sara Pennington (RideShare), Sean Tubbs (PEC), Caetano de Campos Lopes (C3), Lucas Ames (Smart Cville), Patrick Clark (UVA), Brian Cameron (UVA), Kevin McDermott (Albemarle County), Lance Stewart (Albemarle County), Kato Carter (CAT), Brad Sheffield (Jaunt), Chuck Proctor (VDOT)

Sponsors: 

Center for Civic Innovation, Smart Cville, City of Charlottesville (Climate Action, Bike/Ped, and Parking), Institute for Engagement & Negotiation (UVA), and PEC

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