What Would it Take to Achieve a Sustainable Transportation System?
Holly Parker, Yale’s new Director of Sustainable Transportation, has been hired to look at ways to support Yale’s plans for growth and expansion while reducing the number of single occupancy vehicles on campus by expanding sustainable modes of transport. She comes to Yale from Harvard University where she was the Manager of the Commuter Choice Program. Under Holly’s leadership the Commuter Choice Program significantly reduced the number of single occupancy vehicles going to campus in just six years.
It is her goal that through innovative solutions including: increased education and awareness; incentive based systems; improved operations and infrastructure; and increased collaboration with the city of New Haven, Yale will become a model for the way a community both commutes to campus and moves about it.
Although efforts are being made to develop additional systems, the Yale community should be aware of the many existing convenient and cost-effective alternatives for commuting to campus. Learn more about existing transportation benefits at Yale, and watch for new ones at: http://www.yale.edu/parkingandtransit/ or contact Holly Parker at firstname.lastname@example.org.