Sustainability and Social Justice

Publication Date

Summer 7-17-2023

Document Type


Faculty Sponsor

Morgan Ruelle


Political Science - American Politics and Public Policy


Over-reliance on cars in Worcester, Massachusetts represents a significant barrier to the introduction of accessible and ecologically sound modes of transportation. Through increases in frequency, accessibility, and service area, bus transportation in Worcester can offer a viable alternative to personal vehicle usage. In conjunction with the changes to buses, improvements to infrastructure for non-motorist transportation modes such as cycling, walking and assistive equipment will further reduce reliance on personal motor vehicles. Additional policies discouraging the use of motor vehicles is also suggested, with limited traffic zones and vehicle weight restrictions being implemented. With the developments and policy outlined within this paper, Worcester’s reliance on the motor vehicle can be reduced resulting in not only a reduced carbon output, but a rejuvenated and accessible mixed use city.

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Transportation, Urbanism, Worcester





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