Priorities

Through technical advisory committee working groups, the EnviroMetro coalition develops policy recommendations relevant to the following priorities:

  • Reduce Emissions — the transportation sector is currently responsible for the majority of Los Angeles’ greenhouse gas emissions and air quality pollutants. To protect the health of our climate and most vulnerable populations, these emissions must be reduced.
  • Enhance Equity & Public Health — disadvantaged communities are most reliant on public transit and active forms of transportation, but displacement threatens their ability to access these unsatisfactory networks. Place emphasis on providing low-cost and safe mobility options to connect underserved communities with employment options and open space.
  • Integrate Natural Assets Into First/Last Mile Strategy — the region’s river corridors are currently underutilized and could provide a safe and healthy setting for an active transportation network of trails.
  • Incorporate Green Infrastructure — in all Metro construction projects, consideration should be taken towards stormwater management, tree canopy cover, the urban heat island effect, and shifts in wildlife habitat.

By acting on these priorities now, the EnviroMetro coalition believes that Metro has the opportunity to simultaneously avoid the damaging consequences of a business-as-usual transportation sector, drastically improve the quality of life for all residents, and create a more sustainable, healthy and livable Los Angeles County.

Letters

EnviroMetro Support Letter for  Motion 38.3 Measure M Master Guidelines Highway SubfundsJune 21, 2017

EnviroMetro Comments on Revised Measure M Guidelines – June 14, 2017

EnviroMetro Comments on Draft Measure M GuidelinesMay 25, 2017

EnviroMetro response letter to Metro’s draft expenditure plan for proposed sales-tax measureMay 20, 2016

EnviroMetro letter to Metro board members on proposed performance metrics framework for major projects; VMT considerations  – November 30, 2015

EnviroMetro letter to Metro board members on suggested metrics & policy reformsOctober 1, 2015

EnviroMetro letter to Metro Board on environmental policy prioritiesSeptember 2, 2015

More Information

EnviroMetro One-Pager

EnviroMetro One-pager (en Español)

Green Infrastructure White Paper

No on High Desert Corridor Postcard