Fleets Alternative Transportation Options

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Why drive when you don’t need to?

Location plays an important role in promoting alternative transportation fleet options. Proximity to safe, designated paths in one thing to aim for.Many local governments are realizing that reducing the use of motor vehicles could save both, money and time. Often, local governments use vehicles for short routes that only require a person or something small to be moved. In these cases, traffic issues, fuel costs, extensive maintenance, and a number of other issues relating to motor vehicles could all be avoided.

Providing your employees with bicycles for short, nearby trips is definitely a viable option for some local governments.

Benefits

The act of stepping away from the vehicle helps to:

  • Reduce GHG emissions and related pollutants.
  • Reduce fuel consumption.
  • Reduce maintenance costs.
  • Reduced insurance costs.
  • Reduce travel time.
  • Improve employee health and satisfaction.

Community Examples

  • District of Saanich: Fleet bicycles available to staff
    CARIP Category: Corporate Fleet 
  • City of North Vancouver: Purchased electric bicycle for fleet 
    CARIP Category: Corporate Fleet 
  • City of Victoria: Replaced some aging fleet vehicles in parks and bylaws with bicycles
    CARIP Category: Corporate Fleet 
  • City of Fernie: recommendation of bicycle fleet for City staff in GHG Emisions Reduction Plan
[Use the tab above to learn HOW to reduce emissions with this tool.]