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Financing Better Mobility

A universal pass (daily, monthly, and/or yearly) paid for by all residents, for local, multi-modal, carbon-free public transportation.

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Debbie Mytels, Serge Rudaz, Rose-Marie Twu, Tom Komuro

How are you connected to Sunnyvale?

  • I live in Sunnyvale.
  • I work in Sunnyvale.
  • I visit Sunnyvale regularly.

What type of applicant are you?

  • Team

Stage of Development.

  • Early concept or idea (<few months of work)

What problem are you aiming to solve? (100 words)

Affordable, covenient, safe, carbon-free access to local transportation.

Tell us more about your climate strategy or solution (500 words)

Payment is like paying for your monthly trash ad recycling pick-up. All Sunnyvale residents will pay for a minimum pass. (System for non-residents and visitors TBD.)

Describe how your solution could be a game-changer for your selected Opportunity Area (100 words)

Meets convenience needs and affordability for all residents. Also, easy to use. Significant reduction in carbon emissions. Reduces traffic congestion.

Explain how your idea would be implemented in Sunnyvale (700 words)

City imposed fee or voted on by city-sponsored ballot initiative.

What kind of impact will your idea have? (250 words)

Significant reduction in carbon emissions and traffic congestion.

Scale: Describe how your idea could reach a significant number of people affected. (250 words)

Universal pass for all residents.

Feasibility: Where are you with understanding the feasibility of your idea? Describe what you’ve done so far and your plans. (500 words)

Would need community approval.

As you consider your next steps, what kinds of help could you use? Is there a type of expertise that would be most helpful? (300 words)

Cost analysis.

Are you willing to share your email contact information submitted on OpenIDEO with our partners?

  • Yes, share my contact information

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It is not entirely clear to me what the variety of transportation options would look like, but is this something that might be eligible for a BAAQMD grant? http://www.baaqmd.gov/grant-funding

For Sunnyvale, which has a fair number of people aging out of driving but living in single family homes away from services, this could also be a big benefit to enable aging in place.

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