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Portsmouth TCAG (Transportation and Climate Action Group) is a group of residents committed to sustainable transportation in Portsmouth. TCAG is a subcommittee of Seacoast Climate Action Now (Seacoast CAN). Sustainable transportation provides safe and affordable travel options for all while protecting the environment and supporting a prosperous local economy. 

At 27% the transportation sector is the largest contributor to greenhouse gas emissions (GHG), according to the EPA. TCAG is developing ideas for low carbon transportation as input to the new Portsmouth Climate Action Plan (CAP) and researching best practice transportation strategies in CAPs in peer communities around the country. 

TCAG applies the following principles to develop sustainable transportation strategies and reduce GHG emissions in Portsmouth:

  • Balance Environment, Economy, Equity goals (3 Es)
  • Take a systems approach to transportation to improve:
    • Connectivity among all types of transportation 
    • Performance of the overall multimodal system
  • Shift to modes that reduce Vehicle Trips and Miles Travelled
  • Transition to Electric Vehicles and alternative fuels 
  • Understand and promote transportation co-benefits (affordability, accessibility, health, safety, and livability)
  • Engage the community in developing more sustainable transportation choices

You can take a look at your personal, household or organization’s GHG emissions and identify ways to reduce your carbon footprint from transportation and other actions by signing on to the BrightAction app, supported by Seacoast CAN: 

To share ideas, learn about our activities, or to join us: