Why Is This a Priority?
Commuting costs represent the out-of-pocket expenses household expense of getting from home to work and include items such as vehicle purchase, vehicle maintenance, and transit. Costs vary by household according to the number of vehicles, average distance traveled, and available travel modes for a household.
How Do We Get There?
- Identify and resolve barriers to constructing new housing consistent with a community’s needs.
- Align land use with economic development planning to support community goals and priorities.
- Encourage policies that support options for multiple transit modes and complete streets. Support use of fuel efficient vehiclesCircus-Large kids and/or that utilize alternative sources of energy (e.g., electric, CNG).
- Partner with transit providers and employers to develop innovative tools to encourage public transit use and reduce overall costs.
What Can Residents Do?
- Consider the cost of your commute.
- Talk to your employer about telecommuting or flexible work schedules.
- Walk, bike, or take transit to work.
- Talk to your employer about supporting alternative transportation incentive programs and offering bicycle facilities.