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The Breathing Room Path Froward is a plan to continue the positive trend of improving air quality in our region.
On September 17, 2019, the Mecklenburg Board of County Commissions approved the Breathing Room Path Forward, after it was reviewed and endorsed by the Environmental Stewardship Committee and the Air Quality Commission. The the strategies and timeline below, which are part of the Path Forward, were developed based on community input, policy priorities, and available funding.
Transit Expansion AdvocacySchool Bus Electrification Greenway Expansion AdvocacyAirport Shuttle ElectrificationGround-support Equipment Electrification
Transit Expansion Advocacy
School Bus Electrification
Greenway Expansion Advocacy
Airport Shuttle Electrification
Ground-support Equipment Electrification
Complete StreetsCommunity SolarProperty Assessed Clean Energy Program
Property Assessed Clean Energy Program
Energy Audit ProgramZoning: EV Charging Infrastructure
Energy Audit Program
Zoning: EV Charging Infrastructure
Air Quality Commission members presented at the Environmental Stewardship Committee meeting.
Cash for ClunkersEco-driving TrainingZoning: Eliminate Parking MinimumGas Cap and Tire Pressure Check OutreachTaxi Electrification
Cash for Clunkers
Zoning: Eliminate Parking Minimum
Gas Cap and Tire Pressure Check Outreach
Because the Charlotte region has a history of poor air quality, a number of programs are already in place to reduce air pollution. These successful strategies will continue in the region:
Industrial source permitting and compliance assistanceGRADE (Grants to Replace Aging Diesel Engines)Air Awareness education and outreach servicesSmoking vehicle programIdle reduction resources
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