Transportation accounts for nearly 30% of Boston’s greenhouse gas emissions. Additionally, accessible and equitable transportation are crucial links for ensuring all Bostonians can reach jobs, education, health care, affordable housing, healthy food, culture, and open space opportunities.
Boston continues to rise to the challenge of balancing our historic landscape with the need to adapt and evolve to meet our changing mobility needs. Public transportation, walking, biking, carpooling, car-sharing, and ride-sharing are all pieces of the puzzle that will help Boston meet its climate and sustainability goals, while supporting transportation that serves all Bostonians.
Hubway is metro-Boston’s public bike share program, with 1,600 bikes and 180 stations across Boston, Brookline, Cambridge and Somerville. It’s a fun, affordable and convenient transportation option for quick trips around town.
As part of Boston’s Complete Streets mission and the City’s commitment to sustainability, the City wants to ensure Boston is outfitted with the equipment electric vehicles require to operate safely and conveniently. EVboston demonstrates that the City is looking ahead to accommodate all modes of transportation and to welcome electric vehicles to Boston.
Vision Zero Boston is the City of Boston’s commitment to focus city resources on proven strategies to eliminate fatal and serious traffic crashes in Boston by 2030. The modes of transportation that are low- or no-carbon are the most vulnerable to serious injury, or present challenges of adoption without safer infrastructure.
As a part of the Boston Transportation Department, the Boston Bikes team works to make bicycling fun, safe, and accessible.
Boston Air Pollution Control Commission
The Boston Air Pollution Control Commission (APCC) works to maintain healthy air quality and noise levels in the City of Boston.