Sustainable Transportation

Overview

Columbia has made great strides toward improving the sustainability of University transportation, both on and off campus. Emissions reduction from Columbia’s on-campus fleet vehicles through increased use of hybrid and electric vehicles will directly affect the University’s net zero emissions goal, while a reduction in business travel and commuting through innovations in videoconferencing technology and increased remote work ability will aid the University in reducing indirect Scope 3 emissions.

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Sustainable Transportation Content Sections

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Campus Fleet

Columbia will reduce emissions from on-campus fleet vehicles to zero by 2037.

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Commuter Emissions and Sustainable Commute Options

Columbia commits to reduce drive-alone commuters and grow car-free connections to campus.

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Business Travel

Columbia commits to reduce University-related business travel.

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Freight Emissions

Columbia recognizes the emissions and traffic congestion issues related to university freight, parcel, and mail deliveries from delivery vehicles.

Topics: Transportation

Recent News: Transportation

April 22, 2022

Transitioning to Zero Emission Vehicle Columbia Parking Areas

As Columbia continues to implement the sustainability commitments outlined in Plan 2030, we write to announce Columbia’s future plans to gradually transition Columbia-managed parking areas for use by zero emission vehicles (ZEVs) only, phasing out access for internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles such as gas and diesel vehicles.