Ban Ki-moon, the United Nations Secretary-General, welcomed efforts by Asian countries at a United Nations-backed regional forum this week in addressing the role of transportation in the effort to fight climate change and achieve sustainable development.
San Diego County Bicycle Coalition
Andy Hanshaw, MPA, has been Executive Director at the SDCBC since July of 2011. He is also the founder and organizer of the annual Bike The Bay community bike ride that takes place each August in San Diego. A career nonprofit and development professional, he has led efforts to help small businesses working with Business Improvement Districts in San Diego and Portland, Oregon and he also led fundraising efforts for the recently completed San Diego State University Alumni Center.
"San Diego is dominated by automobile usage as a result of our increasing population, suburban lifestyles, and land use decisions dating back to the early 20th century. For example, only 3% of our workforce commutes to work using public transportation (ranking 33rd out of 50 cities). 76% of San Diegans drive to work alone; 10% carpool, leading to one of the highest congestion rankings in the country (41 of the 50 largest cities)." - Equinox Center
San Diego County: Towards a Reliable and Sustainable Public Transportation System
World Bicycle and Passenger Car Production, 1950-2007