From data visualization tools to community best practices, this is a good place to dump cool websites that might be useful to you!
The Institute for Transportation & Development Policy: Indicators for Sustainable Mobility
A tool for cities to effectively develop sustainable transportation policies.
In the United States, transportation accounts for nearly 30 percent of all greenhouse gas emissions. As cities attempt to become more sustainable, it is imperative that they curb those emissions.
Go to the Tool
The National Association of City Transportation Officials has developed SharedStreets, a standard focused on street-level information, allowing cities and companies to share data compatible with both proprietary and open-source basemaps.
Go to SharedStreets
City of Los Angles Mobility Data Specification
Focused specifically on ride share operators, bike share and scooter share companies, the City of Los Angeles' Mobility Data Specification is designed to make it easier for cities to ingest and analyze various sources of information.
Go to the Mobility Data Specification
Texas A&M Transportation Institute Urban Mobility Scorecard
Provides a comprehensive analysis of traffic conditions in 471 urban areas across the United States. According to this report, the yearly delay per auto commuter in Dallas-Fort Worth- Arlington Metroplex is 53 hours(11 more hours than the average American) and costs the average driver an extra $1,185 annually.
See the Scorecard
United Way of Tarrant County Community Assessment Report
The United Way of Tarrant County has published its 2018-2019 Community Assessment Report. In this report, the top identified issues facing our region are:
If you would like to read the entire report or learn more about their findings, please click on the attachment.
Did you know that 23% of an average person's income is spent on transportation in Fort Worth, TX (National Average income is considered $53,889)? On top of that, an additional 27% of their income is spent on housing? That's 50% of an average person's income spent! However, there are parts of our city where an average person could spend 60, 70, even 80% of their income on housing and transportation! When you have to spend money on housing and transportation, that leaves less for you to spend on important things like food, healthcare, savings... essentially, anything else! In fact, the Center for Neighborhood Technology states that 0% of the City of Fort Worth's Neighborhoods are location efficient (compact, close to jobs and services, with a variety of transportation choices, which allow people to spend less time, energy, and money on transportation).
Compare this to a place like New York City, which scored an 86% Location EfficiencyScore. Typically considered a very expensive place to live, when you look at the Housing and Transportation Affordability Index, a very different picture emerges. While 37% of a person's income is spent on housing, only 11% is spent on Transportation, for a total of 47%. If you adjust the figures for the region's typical average income ($67,296 instead of $53,889), the H+T Cost % goes down to only 39% of the total average person's income.
Want to dig into the data? You can find out the specific Housing + Transportation cost for a region, a county, a neighborhood or even a block using the Center for Neighborhood Technology's Housing and Transportation Index. You can also look up metrics like job access and the average number of automobiles per household.
Go to the H+T Index
Are you a data nerd? Dig into Total Driving Costs while you are at it!
Total Driving Costs
Mapping the impact of dockless vehicles
Check out the current state of micromobilty in the US with Smart Cities Dive's "Mapping the impact of dockless vehicles."
Check out the Map
Equity Foundations: A USDN Capacity Building Program
By: Urban Sustainability Directors Network
In September 2015, USDN developed a holistic curriculum of webinars, videos, and worksheets to help local government staff to apply an equity lens to a sustainability project, including choosing a good project, communicating about the project and racial equity, building a team, applying proven equity tools, and designing the project to embed an equity lens in local government practice.
The videos, worksheets, and facilitator’s guide are available to anyone who is interested. More than 80 local government sustainability leaders already have used the modules to learn about adding an equity lens to sustainability. Sustainability leaders from more than 40 cities completed the final Crafting an Equity Project Plan worksheet.
It is recommended that you complete Equity Foundations as a team. The facilitator’s guide is designed for equity advocates to lead team workshops using the videos and worksheets.
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Indicators for Sustainable Mobility
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PO Box 470474Fort Worth, TX 76147