The Bloomberg American Cities Climate Challenge is an initiative to reduce emissions in 25 of America’s largest cities. The Climate Challenge provides support and expertise to help participating cities realize their aggressive carbon reduction goals in core policy areas, including transportation.
Recognizing that cities account for more than 70% of global carbon emissions – and that mayors have significant authority over cities’ highest emitting sectors: transportation and buildings – the Climate Challenge aims to enhance the work already being done by mayors across the U.S. and to support cities in the fight against climate change.
Transportation Accelerators Under the Climate Challenge
As a partner in the American Cities Climate Challenge, NACTO will work with 25 cities across the U.S. to promote more sustainable transportation options, reducing the reliance on personal vehicles, and confronting climate change head on.
With transportation as the largest single sector of carbon emissions in the U.S, tackling climate change from the street up is a highly effective tool for cities to meet–or beat–their near-term carbon reduction goals.
As a transportation lead, NACTO will provide technical expertise, convene trainings, and create open channels of communication between the participating cities and NACTO’s broader network of 82 cities and transit agencies across North America.
Building on the City Accelerator Program, NACTO will also partner with five cities to implement high-quality bike and transit corridors, helping them develop new infrastructure and a new status quo for their streets: ones that are designed for people rather than vehicle capacity.
NACTO Climate Challenge Accelerators Fact Sheet (pdf)
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