Approach 4: Reduce Transportation-Related Fuel Consumption

Reducing transportation-related fuel consumption will have the largest single impact on communitywide emissions in Miami-Dade County and requires multiple strategies.

These strategies include reducing vehicle and mobile equipment usage, expanding effective low-carbon mobility options, accelerating the electrification of vehicles and equipment, prioritizing those powered by renewable energy, and cutting emissions from our seaport, airports, and other commercial hubs. These are all propositions with multiple long-term economic, health, and climate benefits.


  • Number of electric vehicles in community and in government fleet
  • Public Transportation ridership

Goals & Objectives

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Shift 10% of transportation mode away from single occupant vehicles by 2030

Electrify the County fleet: 80% of light vehicles and 50% of buses by 2030

Work to transition 30% of communitywide vehicles to electric power by 2030

Reduce greenhouse gas emissions from Miami International Airport and PortMiami operations by 50% and 25%, respectively by 2030

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Increase productivity

Grow the economy

Create jobs

Save money

Reduce traffic

Reduce accidents

Enhance air quality

Reduce urban heat island

Improve health

Reduce noise

Establish emergency backup power

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Bold Actions

Prioritize walkability and safety as a communitywide first priority [Community Recommendation].

Complete 50 miles of protected bike lanes in downtown Miami [Community Recommendation].

Work to ensure geographically dispersed and equitable public access to EV chargers that are EnergyStar certified and, whenever possible, use renewable energy.

Establish County policies to prioritize and double the installation of roundabouts instead of traditional street intersections by 2030.

Build out SMART Plan corridors

Implement the community-driven Better Bus Network

Key Facts

Almost 50% of Miami-Dade County’s approximate 900,000 households have zero or limited access to a car; 10% of households have no car and 38% have only one car.

For the average household without a car, the number of jobs accessible by transit within 60 minutes would increase by 29% through implementation of the Better Bus Network.

As of 2018, the average commuter in Miami-Dade loses more than 100 hours of productive time to congestion each year, and this costs roughly $4 billion in lost economic output.

Most electric vehicles (EV) are charged at home 80% of the time.

Electric vehicles save the average Florida owner $763 to $1,259 every year, compared to a gas vehicle.

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