CITY OF ORLANDO
COUNCIL AGENDA ITEM


Items Types:
Mayor
For Meeting of:
April 4, 2022
District: ALL From:
Contract ID: Document Number:
Exhibits: Yes On File (City Clerk) : Yes Draft Only: No
Grant Received by City?: No

Subject:
Orlando Electric Mobility Roadmap Resolution

Summary:

Our 2018 Green Works Community Action Plan established foundational goals to shift our reliance towards multimodal transportation options like biking, carpooling, and mass transit, while reducing our emissions by moving away from fossil fuels and single-occupancy vehicle use. Electric-powered mobility has become an increasingly viable and beneficial strategy to reduce emissions from the transportation sector thanks to technological advancements, declining battery costs, and cleaner electricity generation nationwide. It also provides additional benefits including direct economic savings for drivers, improved public health, and reduced noise pollution.

The Orlando E-Mobility Roadmap seeks to build on that vision in collaboration with key transportation stakeholders in greater Orlando, and to develop more in-depth and robust strategies to accelerate adoption of electric mobility.

In 2021, the City of Orlando organized an Electric Mobility Task Force, composed of transportation stakeholders from government, utilities, transit authorities, academia, and others, which convened over the course of six (6) months to create this roadmap - a unified vision of how mobility will transform in Orlando by 2030 and beyond. This roadmap provides a snapshot of the status of mobility in greater Orlando today, the long-term transportation plans in place, initiatives underway, and community-perceived barriers to ideal mobility faced today.

The advancement and adoption of electric mobility has become the prominent strategy to decarbonize transportation. For the purposes of this roadmap, electric mobility (aka E-Mobility) refers to the movement of people or goods by any vehicle powered by electricity via a battery charged by plugging into the grid. Practically speaking, this includes everything from electric buses and trucks to electric personal vehicles, scooters, and bicycles.

Orlando Electric Mobility Vision: By 2030, the City of Orlando aims to create mobility opportunities that embrace emerging technologies, reduce emissions that harm public health, bolster climate change resilience, and increase access and affordability for our disadvantaged communities.

The Task Force identified four (4) overarching goals and assigned targets and indicators that will serve to measure progress. It also workshopped a variety of strategies under each goal and prioritized the most attainable and impactful ones.

Orlando Electric Mobility Goals:

1. Provide equitable and affordable access to e-mobility
2. Accelerate EV adoption in multiple transportation sectors
3. Develop a robust charging ecosystem
4. Advance multimodal e-mobility options

Orlando Electric Mobility Roadmap Stakeholders Involved:

City of Orlando
Orange County 
MetroPlan Orlando
FDOT-District 5
Central Florida Expressway Authority (CFX)
LYNX
OUC
Duke Energy
UCF
FSEC Energy Research Center (UCF)
Valencia College
Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)
Electrification Coalition
EV Hybrid Noire
Southern Alliance for Clean Energy (SACE)
Drive Electric Florida
Nova Charge
EV Transports
Central Florida Clean Cities Coalition
FL Conservation Voters
Delivery Associates

By accepting the Orlando Electric Mobility Roadmap via resolution, you are endorsing the goals and strategies outlined in this plan by the Task Force that was assembled in 2021. Following this acceptance, the various other stakeholders will be bringing forward the resolution to their respective Board and Councils to also accept the Roadmap.

The Roadmap contains a variety of potential strategies to achieve each of the four goals. The cost of implementation will vary by project type and scope, and costs incurred by varying stakeholders.

Project costs will be evaluated and brought forward to City Council on an ongoing basis, particularly to proactively identify internal and external funding sources, including potential local, state and federal funds anticipated to be dedicated to transportation electrification.


Fiscal & Efficiency Data:

No fiscal impact.

 


Recommended Action:

Adopting the Orlando Electric Mobility Roadmap Resolution and authorizing the Mayor or Mayor Pro Tem and City Clerk to execute the same, after review and approval by the City Attorney's Office.



Agenda Item attachment(s) on file in the City Clerks Office.

Note: All agenda items must be in the City Clerk's office by Noon Friday, six(6) business days prior to the regular Monday City Council meeting.

Contact: Chris Castro, Sustainability & Resilience director, 407-246-3463
Approved By:

Department Date and Time
Budget Outside Routing Approval 3/23/2022 11:05 AM
City Clerk 3/24/2022 9:40 AM

ATTACHMENTS:
Name: Description: Type:
Orlando_EMobilityRoadmap_final.pdf Orlando Electric Mobility Roadmap Backup Material
GW_EMobilityRoadmap_Resolution_final.docx Orlando Electric Mobility Roadmap resolution Backup Material
Orlando_Electric_Mobility_Roadmap_Briefing_Sheet.pdf Orlando Electric Mobility Roadmap briefing sheet Backup Material

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