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Vehicle Miles Traveled is reported in the Sustainability Dashboard. Indicators in the Sustainability Dashboard focus on economic, environmental, and community health in the Lake Tahoe Region.
Transportation emissions are the second largest source of GHG emissions in the Lake Tahoe Region according to the Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory. On-road mobile sources make up approximately 80% of total transportation emissions in the Lake Tahoe Region, making reductions in Vehicle Miles Travelled (VMT) a primary focus of GHG emission reduction initiatives region-wide. In addition, strategies to reduce VMT have community benefits, such as walkable commercial areas that generate local economic benefits and pedestrian and bicycle trails that generate human health benefits.
This indicator measures the estimated average annual daily Vehicle Miles Traveled (VMT) on Tahoe highways managed by California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) and Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT), as well as city streets and roads managed by local counties and the City of South Lake Tahoe.