Goal 1: Western recognizes its role as a member of the larger transportation community and engages in local, regional, and state transportation issues and solutions.

1.1 Develop an integrated University Transportation Plan, including all components of campus transportation by fall 2018.

1.2 Pursue Western representation on the City of Bellingham Transportation Commission for sharing data, providing input on planning processes, and cooperation on shared goals beginning in 2017.

1.3 Pursue an integrated relationship between Western and Whatcom Transportation Authority (WTA) executive and planning staff, and the WTA Board, establishing a framework for collaboration on current and future goals beginning in 2017.

1.4 Include Western employee and student transportation options in community resilience and disaster preparedness planning, and in communication to the broader campus community by 2020.

1.5 Identify and measure the current efficacy of transportation options for equitable access to local institutions of higher education, including Western’s extension campuses by 2025.

1.6 Begin advocacy at the state level for regional connectivity that supports reduced student reliance on automobile travel starting in fall 2017.

Goal 2: Improve safety for users of all transportation modes through education and infrastructure improvements, prioritizing by vulnerability.

2.1 Adopt Vision Zero for campus by fall 2018.

2.2 Identify and develop a list of pedestrian and bicycle access and safety improvements to campus infrastructure, including service roads by June 2018.

Goal 3: Reduce climate impacts of employee and student Western-related ground travel.

3.1 Reduce employee drive alone commute rates by 10% annually over the next five (5) years improving bus, bicycle, walking, and carpooling options.

3.2 Reduce commuter student-driving rates by 10% annually for the next five years; improving bus, bicycle, walking, rideshare and car-share, and carpooling options.

3.3 Reduce impacts of regional university-related ground travel 10% annually over the next five years.

Goal 4: Reduce climate impacts of Western-related air travel.

4.1 Collect, and make publicly available, data on all air travel by fall 2018.

4.2 Provide options to travelers for off-setting carbon by 2020.

4.3 Pursue a carbon off-setting system that benefits the local community beginning in 2020.

Goal 5: Annually decrease impacts of university fleet vehicles.

5.1 Reduce the GHG emissions of the university fleet [by 10%] by fall 2018.

5.2 All Western-owned vehicles continually meet Washington State requirements for greenhouse gas emissions.

5.3 Collect information for all university fleet vehicle usage and energy consumption by 2018.

5.4 Carbon neutrality for every university-owned vehicle by 2035.