Connected Mobility

Connected Mobility - creating safe, connected and accessible transportation methods to reduce GHGWeston Ahead Goal Statements on blue banner

  • Everyone has access to low-carbon or zero-carbon multi-modal transportation options to commute and get around Weston
  • Future developments in Weston prioritizes walkability, bikeability, accessibility, and connectivity, while fostering affordability and inclusivity

What can you do?

How you travel can also make a big difference in your carbon footprint. Thirty percent of Weston’s GHG emissions come from transportation. Consider the following strategies.

  • Walk or bike for short trips. Leave the car at home, and explore safe walking and biking routes, like the Mass Central Rail Trail, the Bay Circuit Trail and Greenway, and other town trails.
  • Take the Commuter Rail. Take advantage of the extra time to work or relax on the train instead of driving to work.
  • Carpool. Sometimes you simply have too much to carry or too far to go to walk or bike. You can still reduce car trips by carpooling with neighbors!
  • Consider an electric vehicle. Electric vehicles are a great way to reduce emissions if limiting car trips is not feasible. Rebates and tax incentives are available in Massachusetts, and online resources and apps can tell you where to find nearby charging stations. Never buy gas again!

Measuring Success to Sustainable Resource

Measuring Success

Tracking our progress is essential to successful achievement of Weston Ahead's goals for Connected Mobility. We have identified several metrics and associated targets, listed below. We anticipate this list will continue to evolve as data tracking improves. The Town will report on progress against these metrics at least every two years.

GHG emissions from transportation45,181 MTCO2e (2018)150% reduction (22,590 MTCO2e)Zero emissions
Percent of registered private vehicles that are electric<1% (26 vehicles in 2014)245%100%
Total Commuter Rail passenger miles761,834 (2018)3
Upward Trend
Percent of municipal fleet that is electric0%100%
Miles of bike paths3.1Upward Trend


  1. Weston Community and Municipal 2018 Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory, Town of Weston, 2020
  2. Mass. Vehicle Census: Municipal Summary 2009-2014, MAPC. Recommendation to track this target in the future via Town excise records.
  3. Commuter Rail Counts: Franklin Line 2018, MassDOT, 2018

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