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=== What is It? ===
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=== Resources ===
=== Resources ===
* Provide valuable links to help make it easier for others to pursue this pattern.
* [http://www.getdowntown.org/ getDowntown Ann Arbor]
* [https://mirideshare.org/en-US/ Michgan RideShare]
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=== To Do's ===

Latest revision as of 21:01, 12 June 2009

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What is It?

  • A transportation plan that encourages the use of public transportation and pedestrian transport at the GG.
  • Also known as: transportation

Why is it Important?

Encouraging the use of alternative forms of transportation will:

  • help reduce our dependence on fossil fuels.
  • encourage a healthier lifestyle.
  • help support our mass transit system.
  • support our focus on equal opportunity and economic justice.
  • promote a stronger community with programs like car share.
  • help move us toward our goal: a One Earth pattern of living.

When to Use It?

  • The transportation plan will be in effect from the time the building will open, and will be modified with real use.
  • The plan will be considered sustainable by measuring transportation use among occupants/visitors and we reach our target goals.
  • The plan will not be sustainable if people do not willingly adapt, but feel forced to make transportation changes. Real change will happen when people feel alternative transport is a better solution for them. Changing the mindset will be the biggest challenge.

Green Garage Use of a Transportation Plan

Sustainability Goals
  • 5% of the people (2) coming to the Green Garage will be walkers.
  • 10% of the people (4) coming to the Green Garage will be bikers.
  • 15% of the people (6) coming to the Green Garage will come by bus.
  • 20% (8) will share a ride.
  • 50% (20) will drive a car.
Strategy and Conceptual Design
  • Education/Marketing: includes orientation sessions, periodic presentations, information hub on car sharing, initiation sessions on bus systems, assistance with bus routes.
  • Make It Easy: includes showers, lockers, umbrella stands, indoor bike racks, bike pumps, development of car sharing site, conference room provided for teleconferencing.
  • Incentives: includes charitable donation each time people walked or biked in, reduction of hours based on time on the road, SMART TransitCheck Flex Option, priority parking for car sharing.
  • Measuring Results: includes number of participants and frequency of use, chart in GG listing modes of transport for GG users.
  • Supporting science: We spent an afternoon with Nancy Shore of getDowntown Ann Arbor learning about their incentive programs. We also did quite a bit of research on GOOGLE and Michgan RideShare.
Proposed Materials / Suppliers
  • Still to come.
Development Story

The Transportation Plan - Development Story page contains many images and videos documenting the process used at the Green Garage to design, build and operate our Transportation Plan system.

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