How Compact, Electrified Cities Can Greatly Reduce Emissions and Costs in the US

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New research finds that the United States could reduce public-sector expenditures on urban transport at local, state, and federal levels by a cumulative $2 trillion USD through 2050. This is only attainable through policies and strategies that support large-scale vehicle electrification, compact city planning, and a modal shift toward walking, cycling, and public transit. The research finds that only combining these strategies, and not any one strategy alone, will be sufficient to achieve ambitious US commitments to reduce carbon emissions from urban passenger transport.

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