Climate and other oil impacts are real – but solutions are here. We're recruiting passionate Sierra Club volunteers to create livable communities and transportation that also hits the oil companies where it hurts most: cutting demand for their products!
- Building Healthy Communities with great transit, "complete streets" for safe and pleasant bicycling and walking, compact and convenient neighborhoods that reduce the need to drive, and reform of transportation funding and parking;
- Rapidly growing Electric Vehicles for remaining trips, with focus on incentives, charging infrastructure, fleets, and zero-emission buses;
- Freight/Rail to reduce diesel via new federal truck efficiency standards, local electric trucks, freight to rail and rail electrification, and intercity passenger high speed rail.
We need you to join our teams! You're the advocates to make these happen with local transit agencies, city councils, coalitions, and the public. National teams will share chapters’ actions and case studies, and support with policy and organizing, and tool kits, consultation, and mentoring.
- Oil Savings Model and Oil Facts
- Sierra Club Transportation Policy and Energy Resources Policy (PDF)
- Sierra Club reference pages and chapter links (external links are on the three main team pages)
- Beyond Oil main
Team News & Views
For the U.S. as a whole over 3/4 of people drove alone to work:
This spreadsheet summarizes the U.S. Census' American Community Survey for selected cities and metropolitan areas for 2011 and for the whole U.S. for 2006-2012.
We've had a real-world case study on the effect of pricing on gasoline use and vehicle miles traveled (VMT).
From 2002-13 U.S. gasoline prices rose 149% (more than doubled - Prices page), motor gasoline use peaked in 2007 and fell 0.9% (Fuels page), and VMT also peaked in 2007 and rose 2.9% (VMT page). Total VMT has been flat since 2008.