An electric vehicle charging at Winchester High School. Photo courtesy Ruth Trimarchi.
The ways we choose to get around can have a major impact on the environment. In Winchester, vehicles powered by fossil fuels cause more carbon pollution than any other source except heating and cooling buildings - 36 percent of Winchester's greenhouse gas emissions come from transportation, overwhelmingly from passenger cars, trucks and SUVs.
By contrast, walking and bicycling are pollution-free (not to mention fun and good for your health). Public transportation like buses and trains results in far lower carbon pollution per rider than single-occupancy vehicles do. And driving an electric vehicle (EV) like the one shown above causes far less carbon pollution than driving a gasoline-powered vehicle. What's more, by driving an EV charged at a home powered by 100% clean electricity (sign up for Winchester's WinPower 100 program), you can reduce your transportation carbon pollution to zero.
To learn more about all of these options, simply explore the Sustainable Transportation menu items listed on the left side of this page.