Approach 4: Reduce Transportation-Related Fuel Consumption

Reducing transportation-related fuel consumption will have the largest single impact on communitywide emissions in Miami-Dade County and requires multiple strategies.

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These strategies include reducing vehicle and mobile equipment usage, expanding effective low-carbon mobility options, accelerating the electrification of vehicles and equipment and prioritizing those powered by renewable energy, and cutting emissions from our port, airports and other commercial hubs.

Luckily, these are all propositions with multiple long-term economic, health, and climate benefits.

Goals & Objectives

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10% mode shift away from single occupant vehicles by 2030.

Electrify the County fleet: 80% of light vehicles and 50% of buses by 2030.

Shift 30% of community-wide vehicles to electric power by 2030.

Reduce greenhouse gas emissions from Airport and PortMiami operations by 50% and 25%, respectively.

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Increase productivity & grow the economy

Create jobs & save money

Reduce traffic, reduce crashes & clean air

Improve health

Reduce noise

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Accelerate the SMART Plan Transit expansion with first and last mile micro-mobility networks that prioritize pedestrians along each transit corridor.

Build a comprehensive network of protected bike lanes countywide integrated with transit corridors.

Install a robust, geographically dispersed and equitable EV charging network that is EnergyStar certified and uses a renewable energy.

Almost 50% of Miami-Dade County’s approximate 900,000 households have zero or limited access to a car; 10% of households have no car and 38% have only one car.

As of 2018, the average commuter in Miami-Dade loses more than 100 hours of productive time to congestion each year, and this costs roughly $4 billion in lost economic output.

Most electric vehicles are charged at home 80% of the time. Electric vehicles save the average Florida owner $763 to $1,259 every year, compared to a gas vehicle.

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