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Anti-idling

Assistance and tools for a No Idling campaign: Puget Sound Clean Air Agency, No Idle Zone Consultation

  • Recommendations on developing an incentive program
  • Educational materials
  • "No Idle Zone" signs

Contact: Joanna Cruse, joannac@pscleanair.org, 206-689-4067

Airwatch Northwest

http://www.airwatchnw.org/ external link

Idling Reduction Toolkit

http://www.airwatchnw.org/anti-idling-programs/ external link

Measuring Idling in school zones

http://www.airwatchnw.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/Measure_Idling.doc external link Download MS Word document
Vehicle Idle Measurement Form

US EPA: Sample Idling Policy

www.epa.gov/cleanschoolbus/idling_policy.htm external link
Sample plans, letters to parents, pledges, policies, success stories

US EPA: Clean School Bus

www.epa.gov/cleanschoolbus/idle_fuel_calc.htm external link
Use EPA online calculator to calculate the amount of fuel and money your school/district could save by reducing the amount of time school buses idle.

King County Green Schools Program: Tolt Middle School anti-idling success story

Alternative transportation choices

General

King County LUTAQH: A walk-able community equals a healthier community

https://www.kingcounty.gov – Executive Summary Download PDF

KJS Associates, Inc: Guidebook for Student Pedestrian Safety, Washington State Dept of Transportation

http://ntl.bts.gov/lib/11000/11700/11734/PedSafetyGB.pdf external link

University of Washington, Evans School of Public Affairs: Transportation Demand Strategies for Schools

depts.washington.edu/trac/bulkdisk/pdf/685.1.pdf external link

Bicycling and walking

Feet First

www.feetfirst.info/ external link

International Walk to School website

http://www.iwalktoschool.org/ external link

Walking audits

www.walkable.org/download/walking_audits.pdf external link

Walking School Bus Program

www.walktoschool.org/ external link

Washington Department of Transportation, Safe Routes to School

https://www.wsdot.wa.gov/LocalPrograms/SafeRoutes/ external link

Bicycle safety information and resources

Bicycle Alliance of Washington

www.bicyclealliance.org/ external link

Cascade Bicycle Club

www.cascade.org/Home/ external link

King County Department of Transportation Bicycling Resources

www.kingcounty.gov/transportation/kcdot/Roads/Bicycling.aspx

King County Metro: safe use of bike racks on King County Metro buses

metro.kingcounty.gov/prog/kids/bikeonbus.html

Buses: public and school buses

Diesel School Bus Retrofit Program

http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20031003005108/en/Yellow-School-Buses-Green-Puget-Sound-Clean external link

King County's school field trip program

metro.kingcounty.gov/prog/kids/field.html

Carpooling and ride-matching information

Rideshare Online

www.rideshareonline.com/ external link

University of Washington, Evans School of Public Affairs: Transportation Demand Strategies for Schools

depts.washington.edu/trac/bulkdisk/pdf/685.1.pdf external link

Commute trip reduction

Commuter Challenge

www.commuterchallenge.org/ external link

King County Metro

https://metro.kingcounty.gov/tops/van-car/vanpool.html

Calculators of greenhouse gas emissions and fuel efficiency

EPA: Greenhouse Gas Equivalencies Calculator

epa.gov/cleanenergy/energy-resources/calculator.html external link

EPA: Green Vehicle Guide

http://www.epa.gov/greenvehicles/ external link
Compare the fuel economy of different vehicles between classes of vehicles.

Fueleconomy.gov

http://www.fueleconomy.gov/trip/ external link
Use an online calculator to calculate your emissions (CO2 in tons, etc.)
https://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/ external link
Compare the savings in fuel costs alone from different vehicle choices

The Nature Conservancy: Carbon Footprint Calculator

www.nature.org/initiatives/climatechange/calculator/ external link

Educational resources

Cool School Challenge

www.coolschoolchallenge.org external link
This education program engages students and teachers in practical strategies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Through changes in transportation behaviors as well as increased recycling and other conservation actions, participants learn how simple actions can create a climate of change.

Air Now

airnow.gov/index.cfm?action=aqikids_new.main external link
This site provides children with information and activities related to air quality. U.S. EPA, NOAA, NPS, tribal, state, and local agencies developed the AIRNow Web site to provide the public with easy access to national air quality information (AQI). The Web site offers daily AQI forecasts as well as real-time AQI conditions for over 300 cities across the US, and provides links to more detailed state and local air quality Web sites.

InterCity Transit (Olympia)

https://www.intercitytransit.com/ external link
Resources, programs, speakers, grants, special projects and technical assistance

Green fleet information

National Automobile Dealers Association: tips on how to conserve fuel

www.GreenDrivingUSA.com external link

Puget Sound Green Fleets

psgreenfleets.org/ external link
Use the Puget Sound Green Fleets calculator to compare the air quality benefits of different fleet strategies and research how much money your school/district spends on fuel each year. http://www.psgreenfleets.org/reduction-strategies/develop-a-plan/GreenFleetGuide.pdf external link Download PDF

Air quality information

American Lung Association of Washington: Breathe Easy Network

www.alaw.org/air_quality/e-forecast_service external link
Fast, accurate notification when air quality may affect health-sensitive people, including children.

Puget Sound Clean Air Agency:

http://www.pscleanair.org/airquality/Pages/default.aspx external link

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