Transportation is the single greatest source of greenhouse gas emissions in Fremont, accounting for 58% of our total community-wide emissions.
Greenhouse gases are released into the atmosphere when gasoline, diesel, and other fuels are combusted in vehicle trips that start or end in Fremont. Passenger vehicle trips, such as driving to or from work or running errands, alone account for two-thirds of Fremont's total transportation emissions.
By reducing vehicle trips, using more fuel-efficient vehicles, and taking other non-emitting forms of transportation (walking, biking, EVs, etc.), we can move significantly closer to achieving our 25% community-wide GHG emission reduction goal.
Reducing Transportation Emissions
Specific efforts to reduce the emissions resulting from transportation include City of Fremont land use policies and planning efforts to focus on transit-oriented development, pedestrian and bicycle improvements, and electric vehicle charging infrastructure.
Fremont residents can reduce their own vehicle emissions by purchasing low or no emissions vehicles, choosing active transportation options (like walking or biking), using public transportation, carpooling, and telecommuting. Resources for these efforts can be found in the links to the left.