In an effort to share aspects of sustainability that most impact Golden residents, the Community Sustainability Advisory Board began the Spotlight on Sustainability series in early 2021. Enjoy a 20-minute presentationby former Golden Mayor and current RTD Board of Directors member Marjorie Sloan, about RTD’s recent efforts and how they can impact Golden’s Sustainability goals.
9 FREE Electric Vehicles Charging Stations Now Available
Made possible by the Charge Ahead Colorado grant program, Golden has installed 9 dual port electric vehicle charging stations across Golden so residents and visitors can enjoy local attractions or businesses while charging for free. In 2020 alone, these 9 charging stations saved an estimated 6,546 gallons of gasoline and 48,297 pounds of greenhouse gasses. For a complete list of charging stations and other alternative fuel options in Golden, check out the Department of Energy’s Alternative Fueling Station Locator.
Golden Passes “GoEV” Resolution Committing to 100% Electric Transportation
At the December 10th meeting, Golden City Council adopted Resolution No. 2771 with recommendation from the Community Sustainability Advisory Board, declaring Golden a GoEV City and pledging to electrify the transportation sector. The 100% electrified transportation target was previously adopted by Golden in 2019 as part of the current sustainability goals, and Golden joins Boulder County, Denver, Summit County, and City of Boulderin this commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and reduce air pollution. Resolution No. 2771seeks to break down the City’s 2030 and 2050 goals into a course of individual action items- including the improvement of EV charging infastructure, formation of partnerships, and creation of a municipal fleet electrification plan.
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.
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.