VMT (Vehicle Miles Traveled) refers to all miles traveled by cars, trucks, and other similar motorized vehicles. The more vehicles on the road, the more pollution created and energy spent. Golden is committed to reducing that number through the encouragement of alternate modes of transportation such as walking, biking, bus, and light rail.
Exciting updates for Electric Vehicles
Opportunities for Golden in 2019 include grants for medium/heavy electric trucks for a city fleet, electric transit buses, and more funds for Electric Vehicle (EV) chargers. Did you know? Electric Vehicles use $1.16 of electricity vs $2.56 per gallon for gas vehicles. Denver has a target to purchase 300 Electric Vehicles by 2020. Aurora invested in a group purchase of Electric Vehicles for residents that resulted in an average price of $8,000 for a new Nissan Leaf. 17 vendors are vying to install Denver’s “smart streetlights” which are wifi-enabled and LED. Lastly, new DC (direct current) Supercharger stations (20 min charging) have been installed at REI and the Alliance Center, with more planned for the metro area.
The City of Golden has many public transit options including the West Rail Line light rail, FlexRide bus system and RTD SkyRide. Learn more about each of these services and more by visiting the City of Golden Mobility Options pages.