5 results for tag: transportation options


Transportation Options

One in four Oregonians can’t drive due to age or disability. Many others can’t afford a car. And most of us want more transportation options so that not every trip has to be behind the wheel of an automobile.Oregon Environmental Council advances alternatives to driving alone. We helped forward policies that cleared the way for innovative car-sharing programs and for pay-as-you-drive insurance, which rewards drivers who put fewer miles on their car. Most recently, we worked with our allies to influence the transportation package passed by the 2017 state legislature, winning:✓ A first-time, significant, dedicated source of funding for ...

How’s your Walktober?

Let’s face it: adopting new healthy habits can be challenging. Sometimes it takes a little nudge to turn good intentions into action. If you've been meaning to try walking to school, work or other activities, "Walktober" is a great time to start!Hundreds of schools across Oregon have walk-to-school community programs offering support, supervision, and maps for safe and reliable routes. See who's walking.For adults, check out the links to special walking events this month, as well as walking groups, assembled by Oregon Walks.If you need more incentive, check out these step-tracking apps that help you earn donations for your miles. ...

Stronger Together: The 2015 carbon-busting agenda

To get a handle on climate disruption, we need everyone’s participation and we need to tackle carbon pollution from every source. OEC is promoting and supporting state policies that:Make our homes and other buildings more efficient Make our cars and trucks more efficient Transition Oregon away from dirty energy, like coal and oil, toward clean, renewable energy sources Provide people with more transportation options Hold big polluters accountable for the true cost of their carbon pollutionEarly in the 2015 legislative session, OEC worked with partners to lift the sunset on the Oregon Clean Fuels Program. SB 324 requires oil ...

It’s Almost Spring! Legislative Update from OEC

The 2015 legislative session is off to a great start! Below is a special update on how OEC's legislative agenda is progressing. Speaking of the Capitol, we hope you’ll join us and more than 40 other environmental organizations for Oregon League of Conservation Voter’s lobby day. It’s happening on March 24. Click here to learn more and RSVP. CLIMATE PROTECTION Clean Fuels Program—SB 324 Victory! After the bill passed both chambers, Governor Brown signed SB 324 into law on March 12, lifting the sunset on Oregon's Clean Fuels Program! This is a great early victory for the environmental and business communities. Over the next ten years, ...

Youth Transit Initiative: A Win for Youth, Family Pocketbooks and the Environment

Oregon Youth Face Transportation Barriers Yellow school buses get students to and from school, but they do not help students access broader opportunities that foster success in life. Some students can’t participate in sports or other after-school activities, such as tutoring, because they don’t have a way home. For some kids, an after-school job is a necessity, and transit access helps them contribute to their family’s income. Other youth can’t access essential social services that contribute to their health and stability. And due to limited transportation options, some students are chronically late or absent, fall behind, and simply drop ...