Lead the Way California, A Transportation Platform to Move Us Forward

Nearly 50 organizations across the state released a comprehensive, forward-thinking transportation platform to guide Governor-Elect Gavin Newsom and his administration in moving California boldly into a brighter future. The platform reflects the shared vision and priorities of dozens of transit, environment, social justice and housing partners, including Climate Resolve, ClimatePlan, PolicyLink, California Bicycle Coalition, California Walks, and the Planning and Conservation League.

The platform offers specific steps and actions, which fall into the following categories:

  • Prioritizing transportation that moves California forward — such as public transit, walking, biking and scooting
  • Acting to meet the greatest needs first — by targeting funds for historically marginalized communities and engaging through meaningful public participation
  • Championing housing justice for California communities — with anti-displacement strategies and equitable infill development
  • Cleaning up our air — by speeding up the transition to clean technologies
  • Recognizing the true value of California’s landscapes — using data and incentives to direct conservation decisions

The platform – if implemented – will alleviate traffic congestion, reduce climate pollution, relieve transportation cost burdens, improve public health, and increase quality of life for all Californians. The organizations that released this platform will be meeting with key players in the Newsom administration, the California legislature, as well as state agency leaders to move forward the recommendations put forth in the platform.