Multi-Modal Travel and Sustainable Land Use

Low Impact Travel

State, regional, and local governments are increasingly pursuing land-use and transportation strategies that provide greater accessibility at substantially lower levels of energy and resource consumption with improved economic performance. The National Center will develop and assess strategies to promote low-impact travel and sustainable land use in urban, suburban, and rural settings for both passenger and goods movement. We will target strategies that shift travel from solo driving to more-efficient and low-carbon modes, including transit, walking and biking, and “new mobility” services; reduce “logistics sprawl” for goods movement; and shape land use to enhance the viability of sustainable driving alternatives while improving accessibility to jobs, housing, recreation, and services.