Today’s cars and trucks burn fuel 35% more efficiently with
95% less emissions than 30 years ago, but the continuing
increase in vehicle miles traveled has slowed the progress
toward environmentally sustainable transportation. It is vital
that the City adopt strategies that improve regional mobility
and vehicle emissions.
The Green Action Plan outlines numerous ways for the city
to have a positive impact on transportation and combat
mobile emission issues without affecting residents and
visitors ability to navigate the City.
Decrease vehicle miles traveled 15% by 2015 based on
the 2009 baseline.
- Encourage the use of bicycles as an
alternative form of transportation, not just
recreation, by increasing the number of bike
trails by 15 miles and bike lanes by 111 miles
throughout the City before 2025.
- Implement a regional transit program
between educational facilities.
- Promote and encourage the use of alternative
methods of transportation throughout the
community by providing programs to city
employees that can be duplicated by local
- Coordinate a plan with local agencies to
expand affordable convenient public transit
within the City limits.
- Keep permits for installing Electric Vehicle
Chargers at a minimum and streamline the
permitting process by developing easy to
understand literature to enable designers,
contractors, and home owners to secure
permits and correctly install them in
compliance with the National Electric Code.
Reduce mobile sources of pollution 5% by 2020.
- Encourage the purchase of alternative fuel
vehicles or lower emission hybrids and plug-ins
for the residential and business community by
- Synchronize traffic signals along primary City
arterials by the end of 2012.
- Implement a program to design, construct
or close at least one of the 26 railroad grade
separations each year.
- Reconstruct at least two freeway/street
interchanges by 2012.
- Implement an electric vehicle outreach plan.
- Install 11 public electric vehicle charging
stations at 7 city facilities.
- Install a second public CNG fueling station at
the Water Quality Control Plant.
- Increase the number of clean vehicles in the
non-emergency City fleet to at least 60%.