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Public Exhibition at SyracuseCoE Explains Transportation Alternatives for CNY
The public is invited to a presentation of a “Feasibility Assessment of Sustainable Transportation (FAST): Syracuse,” a recent study on sustainable transportation alternatives for Central New York. The findings of FAST: Syracuse will be shared in a research and technology forum and public exhibition at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, June 22, at the Syracuse Center of Excellence in Environmental and Energy Systems (SyracuseCoE), with a reception to follow.
To register for the event, go here.
FAST: Syracuse explored the potential of sustainable transportation alternatives to reduce greenhouse gases and improve the vitality of Syracuse and Central New York. The yearlong study identified multiple opportunities to promote adoption of multi-modal, sustainable transportation alternatives in the City of Syracuse. The study evaluated the feasibility of developing, implementing, growing and promoting three urban mobility systems:
- Human-Powered Mobility through enhancing walkability and bikeability in strategically targeted areas
- Sharing Economy in the form of sharing of bikes and electric vehicles
- Public Transportation through better integration with existing regional services
The study, which was funded in part by the New York State Energy Research & Development Authority (NYSERDA) and the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT), was conducted by a multidisciplinary team of students, faculty, staff members and professionals, including individuals from the School of Architecture and College of Engineering and Computer Science, SyracuseCoE, Barton & Loguidice, Clean Communities of Central NY, Downtown Committee of Syracuse and Hitachi Consulting. Project advisors included Syracuse Metropolitan Transportation Council (SMTC), CENTRO, Central New York Regional Planning and Development Board, and the City of Syracuse.
A brief overview of the results and recommendations will be presented by Tarek Rakha, assistant professor in the School of Architecture, who led the team that performed the study. The presentation will be followed by a reception and exhibition of the findings, offering public engagement for feedback and assimilation of commentary in the final report.