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Scenario Planning Guidelines

ODOT and DLCD developed a best practices guidance document known as the Scenario Planning Guidelines. The Guidelines offer a step by step approach for scenario planning at the regional level, specifically for Metropolitan Planning Organizations.

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Regional Strategic Planning Model

The Regional Strategic Planning Model (formerly the GreenSTEP Model) is an innovative model that was built to support scenario planning and Strategic Assessments for greenhouse gas emissions reduction. It is a tool which fills needs that are not filled by standard urban travel models. The User's Guide provides information to metropolitan planning organizations (MPO) staff, local planners, and decision makers about the resources required to conduct a Strategic Assessment and includes a check list of data inputs.

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Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Toolkit

The Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Toolkit is designed to help local jurisdictions identify and explore the kinds of actions and programs they can undertake to reduce vehicle emissions, as well as meet other community goals, such as spur economic development, increase biking and walking, support downtowns, create healthy livable communities, and more. It can be used alone, or as a companion tool with the Regional Strategic Planning Model.

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Communications Best Practices

How do you talk with your constituency about greenhouse gases? The GHG Communications Best Practices guide helps local jurisdictions and MPOs frame conversations about GHG reduction in ways that resonate with people.

Another way to communicate about GHG emissions is through education campaigns that address tangible related issues, such as cost savings through fuel economy. EcoDriving is a method of driving which improves your fuel economy and reduces vehicle emissions. It can also extend the life of your vehicle and improve the safety of everyone using the road. The EcoDrive Campaign Toolbox provides all the tools needed to launch a customized local campaign.

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