Complete Streets

Carbon dioxide released from transportation contributes to climate change. Participants design a city street and consider the balance between alternative transportation, traffic, and carbon footprint.

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  • Ecology
  • Energy Use
  • Transportation


How to Get this Kit

If you would like to borrow a CUSP climate change education kit, contact Pat McShea at Please make requests at least one week in advance. Loans may be scheduled up to two months in advance.

Big Questions

  • How does transportation contribute to climate change?
  • What is the right balance of vehicles, lanes, and space in a city?

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Learn More

Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from transportation account for 28% of all US emissions, the second largest contributor! Passenger cars released more GHGs than any other vehicle. Learn more at About Transportation & Climate Change: Transportation’s Role in Climate Change: Overview – DOT Transportation and Climate Change Clearinghouse

Public transportation provides a low-emissions alternative to driving, and switching to riding public transit, even occasionally, can reduce a family’s carbon footprint by 10%. To learn more about the benefits of public transportation, visit Public Transportation Benefits

Complete streets are streets for everyone, designed for safety and efficiency for pedestrians, cyclists, motorists, and transit riders of all ages and abilities. Learn more about complete streets at What are Complete Streets?