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Michael A. Replogle

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Michael A. Replogle is Global Policy Director and Founder of the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy, a non-profit corporation that since 1985 has worked with city governments and local advocacy groups worldwide to implement projects that reduce poverty, pollution, and oil dependence. Replogle is also a strategic advisor on transportation to the Environmental Defense Fund, a 500,000 member non-profit organization that links law, science, and economics for environmental results, where he served as transportation director from 1992-2009. As a leading global expert on transportation and the environment, he is a news media resource and has frequently testified before Congress and state legislatures on transportation policy, finance, pricing, and planning. He has been a consultant to the World Bank, Federal Highway Administration, EPA, and governments in across the world. Replogle holds an M.S.E. and undergraduate honors degrees in Civil and Urban Engineering and Sociology, all from the University of Pennsylvania. He an emeritus member of the Transportation Research Board committee on developing countries and serves on US federal advisory committees on Intelligent Transportation Systems and EPA emissions modeling, as well as the Singapore Land Transport Authority Academy Advisory Board. Replogle is the author of dozens of journal articles, several hundred magazine articles, and a book on access to public transportation.

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July 18, 2011 05:04 PM

By and large people drive because they feel it is more convenient, faster and sometimes even more affordable than other ways of travel. Public policy can help “nudge” people to choose more sustainable forms of transportation and reduce driving. We have seen this work in many places. A forthcoming report, due out later this month, based on research conducted by the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy’s Europe office, documents how eight new developments in Europe have used a combination of public policy and urban design to dramatically reduce both car ownership and vehicle miles driven.
The eight developments include Greenwich Millenium Village in London, which has a driving mode share of just 18% compared to the neighboring Greenwich District which has a driving mode share of 44%; and Västra Hammen in Malmö, Sweden which as a driving mode share of 23%, compared to the citywide average of 41%.
How do these developments do it? They ensure their residents have access to high quality transit, they have mixed use zoning and smal

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