As we all know, there is no cleaner, greener, or healthier form of transportation than walking or biking (aka "active transportation). When paired with planned and future investments in public transit, active transportation infrastructure has tremendous potential to help CA reduce GHG emissions while simultaneously positively impacting the state's most pressing health concerns, including obesity-related disease and mortality. However, despite being truly "zero-emission", investment levels in bike and pedestrian improvements has been limited at best.
Take Action: 8/12 Meeting, Online Comments
What: CA Air Resources Board - Cap-and-Trade Auction Proceeds Meeting
When: Wednesday 8/12 (6-9pm)
Where: Junipero Serra Building, 320 W. 4th St (at Broadway), Los Angeles, CA 90013
More info and link to submit online comments here
- Allocate cap-and-trade funding directly into the CA Active Transportation Program, which provides incredibly cost-effective GHG reductions and is already set up with disadvantaged community set-asides consistent with SB 535.
- Increase cap-and-trade funding levels for active transportation given the current over-subscription of the CA-ATP program, increasing demand for such investments across the state, and the many health co-benefits of more physically active lifestyles.
- Better Integrate active transportation into appropriate programs so that significant walking and biking improvements are provided as part of housing and transit projects.