Transportation is the largest generator of greenhouse gas emissions in California. Efficient transportation systems, encouraging alternatives to single occupancy vehicles, and reducing the miles that vehicles travel can reduce greenhouse gas emissions, help conserve fuel and cut fuel costs, improve air quality, reduce traffic congestion and make streets safer for pedestrians, bicyclists, transit users and motorists.
Senate Bill 1, the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017, was signed into law on April 28, 2017. This legislative package invests $54 billion over the next decade to fix roads, freeways and bridges in communities across California.
These funds will be split equally between state and local investments. In this section you will find ways that cities and counties are using the funding to increase efficient transportation choices and make their communities safer and more economically viable.
Cities and counties are leading by example and undertaking a range of activities to create more sustainable communities. These case stories review different local agencies’ experiences related to efficient transportation activities.
These resources will help inform your efficient transportation activities. Resources include links to organizations, state and federal agencies, tools, guides and tip sheets to support your work. You’ll also find examples of programs and materials from cities and counties.