Sustainability

October is Energy Action Month


The City of Greenville is observing Energy Action Month in October. It’s an annual opportunity to encourage energy savings through efficiency and conservation.

Mobility: A Key contributor to quality of life

Making streets safe for everyone, no matter their mode of travel, increases accessibility and contributes to a higher quality of life. Mobility is a key issue for cities as they plan for the future and the ultimate goal is to combine different modes of transportation into a coherent whole so that moving from place to place is easy, equitable and enjoyable. As more and more people become open to new methods of transportation, cities need to give citizens a variety of options that are safe and sustainable. 

Over the past 15 years, the City has made mobility a top priority and has employed a variety of ongoing strategies to support and promote mobility - from establishing an integrated trail network to adding bike facilities on city roadways to providing bike lockers at the transit center and installing bike racks on all Greenlink buses. The City also adopted a complete streets policy to ensure that all new transportation projects provide accommodations for pedestrians, bicyclists, transit riders and people of all abilities. 

The Green Ribbon Advisory Committee, which guides the City’s sustainability efforts, includes a Mobility subcommittee, whose goals are to encourage development and redevelopment that support multi-modal transportation, expand bicycling and walking as major forms of transportation, promote cooperative and public transportation and expand the use of alternative-fuel and low-emissions vehicles.  

The City has also hired a Mobility Coordinator to work with City departments, public advocacy groups and other partners to improve mobility options throughout the city and promote mobility activities and events.