Urban Greening Grants
Due to the built-out nature of California’s urban areas, the California Strategic Growth Council gives out Urban Greening Grants, which provide funds to preserve, enhance, increase or establish community green areas.
The link between urban greening and active travel is subtle but profound. In addition to water conservation, energy and air quality benefits, increasing vegetation and tree canopy along street corridors can make a street more appealing, thereby increasing bicycling and walking along the street. Urban greening can also serve as traffic calming, making pedestrians and bicyclists safer and more comfortable.