Sustainability steps of the Dept. of Transportation
Department of Transportation tests LED bulbs in street lighting fixture
Existing Reduction Measures in Winston-Salem Government Operations
- Conversion of traffic signals from incandescent to LED at all city-owned traffic signals resulting in lower electricity consumption.
- Reuse and recycle traffic sign blanks and posts.
- Limit vehicle idle time.
- Crews are instructed to take breaks in their area.
- For employees that pack their lunches, employees use microwave and break areas at the nearest Recreation facility to their assigned work area.
- Crews keep their truck beds clear of any unnecessary debris to reduce weight.
- Switched from petroleum-based traffic paint to water-based paint.
- Periodically re-evaluate traffic signal timing to reduce congestion.
- Plan and build greenways, bike lanes, and pedestrian facilities as alternative transportation modes.
- Safety improvement program implements and tracks actions taken at over 200 locations per year in an effort to reduce accidents, which also reduces congestion.
- Parking enforcement officers use GEM electric scooters instead of gasoline scooters.
Future Reduction Measures for Winston-Salem Government Operations
- Upgrade signal system to improve signal timing and reduce traffic congestion.
Read the Greenhouse Gas Inventory and Local Action Plan to Reduce Emissions Report July 2008 [pdf/1mb/43p]