With your help, we can make the most of opportunities in Sacramento to bring real transportation choices to all Californians. We know that sustainable and fair transportation is vital to both tackling climate change and keeping California a great place to live for people of all incomes. After all, more than a third of the state’s climate pollution comes from transportation alone.
TransForm and our allies are pushing for California to remain at the forefront of climate change policy. We support legislation that improves safety for people who walk and bike. We also seek funding for innovative systems that get people where they need to go in ways that reduce pollution, improve health and safety, and save people money.
Transportation, Equity, and Climate
For decades, California's transportation system has made our state less fair, saddling our most vulnerable communities with harmful air pollution, unsafe streets for people who walk and bike, vastly insufficient public transportation, and more. Our leaders have chosen to spend hundreds of billions of dollars to prioritize car travel and wealthier communities. But it doesn't have to be this way.
In 2016, TransForm and our allies focused on advancing transportation policies in Sacramento that would begin to reverse and repair the damage done to low-income communities. We're proud that we achieved some of our goals, in particular the passage of a bill to incorporate environmental justice into local land use planning, as well as increased funding for walking and biking. Read our 2016 legislative year in review here.
But there's still a lot more work to be done! With many new legislators heading to Sacramento after the November election, we'll be rolling up our sleeves to renew our efforts for transportation equity, and to ensure that our state's climate program continues to invest in the programs that will make California a more sustainable and fair place to live.