Transportation

In 2017, the Boston community emitted 6.1 million metric tons of greenhouse gases (GHGs), transportation accounting for 29% (1.8 MtCO2e) of those emissions.

CITY OF BOSTON TRANSPORTATION RESOURCES

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.

City of Boston Transportation Website

DISTRICT HIGHLIGHTS

  • As of 2019, 50% of BPSā€™ active bus fleet runs on propane, and BPS Transportation is only purchasing propane-fueled buses when buying new, instead of diesel, to address the carbon emissions and health impacts of diesel.
  • Starting the 2019-2020, for the first time ever, all BPS students in grades 7-12 will receive free ā€œM7ā€ MBTA passes to ride the subways, buses, and certain Commuter Rail lines.
  • 115 BPS schools have bicycle racks.

BPS Transportation website

Transportation, Air Quality, & Health Activities

SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOLS

Join this city-wide effort to promote walking and biking to school and to support and rally neighborhoods and the community as a whole to work toward making walking to school safe, popular, and fun.

BENEFITS TO STUDENTS:

  • More Physical Activity and improved fitness
  • Improved academic performance
  • Better social, emotional, and physical health
  • Greater independence
  • Lifelong skills and habits

BENEFITS FOR ALL:

  • Safer walking and biking environments
  • Less traffic congestion
  • Improved air quality
  • Cost savings
  • Improved family and community engagement

TAKE ACTION WITH SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOLS

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Facilities Management
1216 Dorchester Ave.
Boston, MA 02125
617-635-9576

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