About - Commuting Emissions of UC Davis Medical Center (Sacramento)
This project evaluates the effectiveness of the Green Commuting Program on commuting emissions reductions implemented at the UCD Sacramento Medical Center. The Program promotes commuting by ZipCar, campus shuttles, bike, walk and vehicle pooling. Fuel economy of personal transport was obtained from a sample of 200 vehicles at the UCDMC parking lots. MapQuest data was used to obtain driving distances from the UCDMC to the zip codes of residences. Total communitng emissions reductions due to the program was estimated at 2.5% of the baseline of 27 Mkg CO2. Additional recommendations for further actions includes increasing the cost of personal transport parking and increasing bike posts and the number of shuttle stops.