Even here in ‘The Motor City’, there are so many non-automobile ways of getting around! As we tackle the climate crisis, many people are looking for ways to drive less and embrace more sustainable alternatives. Luckily, Detroit remains innovative and forward-thinking, and has begun investing in various different ‘green mobility’ options.
Moving Beyond Personal Electric Cars…
‘Green mobility’ does not just mean electric cars either. Also key to the green mobility conversation is equity, meaning that eco-friendly transportation must be accessible to all people, not just those who can afford a shiny new electric car. The future of transportation can and must be sustainable and accessible for everyone, including people who do not drive.
It’s not just a personal matter. Policymakers need to help make it happen – with federal support for electric buses, state policies to expand transit options, and local investments in safe, convenient bike lanes and more
Join TRU live on Facebook next Friday, November 19th as we host a “Green Mobility Showcase,” spotlighting great sustainable transportation technologies and services beyond personal electric cars.
Our Green Mobility Showcase will feature live demonstrations and lightning talks on great new mobility options our region has to offer. Expect a highly engaging hour of dialogue and movement as we spotlight the agencies and policy-makers working to expand green mobility in metro Detroit.
TRU’s Green Mobility Showcase will feature…
- Mobility agencies SMART, May Mobility, Via, MoGo, KUHMUTE, and Bird on how their products and services are making it easier for everyone to get around sustainably and affordably.
- Policy advocates including Charles Griffith from the Ecology Center, and Todd Scott from Detroit Greenways Coalition sharing ways state and federal officials can expand these important options.
- Live demonstrations of eco-friendly transit, including bikeshare, scooters, and more.
TRU’s Green Mobility Showcase builds upon our current ‘Green Rides, Blue Skies’ Campaign, which advocates for increased sustainable transportation investment across the state.