Encouraging alternative transportation options

Monday, September 11, 2017

California has been successful in reducing its greenhouse gas emissions 1 percent each year over the last decade. This is serious progress toward the Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006 goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions to 1990 levels by 2020.

California’s Sustainable Communities and Climate Protection Act of 2008 (SB 375) seeks to curb emissions from passenger vehicles, the primary source of greenhouse gas emissions in the state, by reducing miles traveled.

Gateway Cities COG has been using transportation demand management to encourage alternatives to solo driving. A number of cities are giving employees incentives to reduce miles traveled by offering bus passes, better parking for vanpools, ridesharing programs and compressed work weeks.

Regional bike to work days have also been successful.

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