Share information on mobility options and help shape plans to expand access to key areas of our community for all residents. On April 15, 2021, the Town of Wellesley will sponsor an online forum presenting information on the Sustainable Mobility Plan (SMP). To creatively address the Town’s largest source of greenhouse gas emissions, the Town is developing one plan for both sustainability and transportation.
Sustainable mobility highlights transportation modes and the supporting infrastructure that increases access while reducing environmental impacts, inefficiencies, and costs. Along with traditional travel options, there are new technologies and innovative project design that allow communities to identify, test, and prioritize new modes for moving people (and, given the growth in e-commerce, packages).
Some key questions we will explore include:
How can we improve the environmental and safety aspects of auto travel?
Will advances in e-bikes lower costs and make riding as convenient as driving?
What are the new technologies that work for Wellesley in reducing greenhouse gases?
Why is the 15-Minute city such a popular sustainability idea?
What travel pattern trends will be permanent post-COVID?
Through the Sustainable Mobility Plan development, together, we will:
Track progress in projects identified in the 2019 Unified Plan
Explore current travel patterns and impactful trends
Identify the most promising sustainability practices and trends
List challenges and trade-offs for moving forward
Develop action plans for near, mid, and long term improvements
Please join this event and invite family and friends so we can better understand the barriers and opportunities for greener travel options. You can register for the Town forum on the Sustainable Mobility Plan here.
Follow the Sustainable Mobility Plan’s progress on the Town’s Facebook page
or the Town of Wellesley website.