A CALSTART Success Story Timeline: First Mile

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

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  • In 2002, CALSTART launched a Clean Mobility Center called City Wheels at Bikestation Long Beach to provide a variety of clean mobility services linked with transit.  
  • Also in 2002, CALSTART developed a Clean Fuel car sharing program in conjunction with Flexcar in Northern California.  
  • In 2003, CALSTART partnered with Bikestation to open its Seattle facility in an effort to build on the momentum of the successful partnership at Bikestation Long Beach.  
  • In 2004, CALSTART created the Going Conference in Boulder, Colorado -  a first “design” conference of its kind to discuss strategies to diminish automobile use
  • in the United States.
  • In 2004, CALSTART published the “Transit-Linked Mobility Study:  An Assessment of Opportunities and Challenges for Transit Operators, Alternative Mobility Providers, and Land Developers.”   
  • In 2006-2007, CALSTART created an innovative twist to traditional commuter financial incentive programs by launching the MyGo-Pasadena program.    
  • In 2008, CALSTART created the Pasadena Sustainable Transportation Action Committee (PASTAC) to enable Pasadena to become one of the first major U.S. cities to have a sustainable mobility system.  
  • In 2009, CALSTART published its “First Mile Compendium” with FTA funding which inventories some of the leading TDM strategies in use around the world.
  • Also in 2009, CALSTART began a series of 3 Multi-Mobility Working Groups with Los Angeles Metro that focus on (1) Commuter Incentives, (2) Intelligent Transportation Options, and (3) Non-Motorized transportation options.   
  • In 2010, CALSTART co-published “Maximizing Mobility in Los Angeles, First & Last Mile Strategies,” with SCAG.
  • In 2010, CALSTART will publish LA Metro’s Folding Bike Implementation Plan for Los Angeles County.  
  • In 2011, CALSTART will launch FoldnGo Pasadena – a $300,000 Metro-sponsored project with the City of Pasadena to buy down the cost of folding bikes for commuters.

For more information on these model programs contact Whitney Pitkanen at 626-744-5609 or wpitkanen@calstart.org