We are sharing this idea that was received via email. Our contributor was inspired by this article from Science Daily: “Most effective individual steps to tackled climate change aren’t being discussed” –
I would promote electric buses and aerial trams like those introduced in La Paz and Mexico City. Widening I-26 and extending I-526 simply promote auto use (an unfettered 20th century business excess that led to the 21st century problems of urban sprawl and climate change). Build bikeways and sidewalks. Additional taxes and fees on electric and hybrid vehicles are stupid; gas & diesel guzzling SUVs, pick-up, vans, & trucks should pay higher costs for their greater damage to the environment. As in Mexico City, ban driving cars with tags ending in 1 on Mondays, 2 on Tuesdays, or some such scheme to substantially reduce commuter traffic and to [establish] carpooling and working from home [as flexible alternatives].