Policy Roadmap

Transportation and Land Use

The transportation sector continues to be the largest contributor to greenhouse gas emissions in California. The long history of designing the state’s infrastructure for vehicles, racist land use planning and redlining, urban sprawl, and the prioritization of industrial development over environmental health has exacerbated climate change, racial and economic inequality, and impacted public health. Through the Air Resources Board and other state agencies, California has proven itself as a leader in reducing emissions from vehicles and in doing so, created global impacts on transportation in the marketplace. Governor Newsom’s bold executive order will phase out the sale of gas-powered cars by 2035, and it is critical that implementation of this policy be equitable. But clean cars alone will not be enough…