Statement: Town of Vail becomes 9th GoEV City with 100% zero emission transportation commitment

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Alexandra Simon

Former Public Health Advocate, CoPIRG


The Vail Town Council voted unanimously to adopt a resolution to move the town towards 100% zero emission transportation.  Vail is the 9th in Colorado to do so, joining Boulder County, Denver, City of Boulder, Summit County, City of Golden, City of Fort Collins, City of Longmont, and the Town of Avon in earning the GoEV City designation.

Vehicle tailpipe emissions is a leading cause of ozone pollution and the number one single-contributor to climate change, which means it is critical local communities move toward zero emission vehicles as fast as possible.  

The GoEV City and County campaign works to get Colorado cities and counties to commit to 100% zero-emissions transportation including municipal fleets, buses, taxis, rideshares, and all vehicles in the community. The campaign is supported by CoPIRG (Colorado Public Interest Research Group), Colorado Sierra Club, Conservation Colorado, SWEEP (Southwest Energy Efficiency Project), and CLEER (Clean Energy Economy for the Region).

CoPIRG Advocate Alex Simon issued the following statement:

“We can’t afford another summer of air pollution like we just had.  Transportation is a leading source of the pollutants that fuel climate change and create ozone pollution. Cities and counties can play a big role in tackling this pollution by committing to 100% clean, electric-powered transportation futures and implementing the kinds of innovative policies that GoEV Cities and Counties are rolling out right now.”

“We applaud Vail for being a leader in sustainability and helping their community develop smart, sustainable transportation policies.”