Homer Drawdown aims to increase non-motorized transportation, reduce our dependence on fossil fuels, address income inequality, and make Homer a safer and more enjoyable place to live and visit by following a three-pillar approach:
It was incredible to connect in person, share ideas, and build momentum towards City and State projects that will improve the walker and biker experience in Homer, creating a more neighborly, vibrant and safe community. While looking at maps of Homer we brainstormed how each road way and trail system could be altered to make it easier for people to walk or bike when they would normally drive. Exciting conversations were had at every station and were heard loud and clear by City staff, Council members, and Borough Assembly members. Read More...
Video: We can alter our streets, starting today, to promote safety and comfort for all users, to help our local economy thrive, and to reduce our carbon footprint. Over the last decade, many US cities have embraced a paradigm shift to commit to people-first transportation systems.
Homer Drawdown aims to increase non-motorized transportation, reduce our dependence on fossil fuels, address income inequality, and make Homer a safer and more enjoyable place to live and visit by following a four-pillar approach: Policy, Trails Symposium, Trail Building, and Behavior Change.
There are six dimensions to the built environment—demand, density, design, destination, distance, and diversity—all of which are key drivers of non-motorized transportation. As cities become denser and city planners, commercial enterprises’, and residents invest in the “6Ds,” 5% of trips currently made by cars can be made by foot instead by 2050. Globally, this shift could result in 2.9 gigatons of avoided carbon dioxide emissions and reduce costs associated with car ownership by $3.3 trillion.
In 2014, 5.5% of urban trips around the world were completed by bicycle. By increasing bicycle trips by a mere 2%, our civilization would displace 2.3 gigatons of carbon dioxide by 2050. Furthermore, if travel by e-bike increases from 2014’s distances of 249 billion miles per year to the projected1.2 trillion miles per year, 1 gigaton of carbon dioxide emissions could be avoided and save e-bike owners $226 billion by 2050.