Clean Mobility Equity: Lessons learned from California's Clean Transportation Programs
Report identifies 10 "best practices" learned from California's clean mobility programs that can serve as a model for other states to replicate and scale, including:
- Emphasize Anti-Racist Solutions, such as undoing racist policies like redlining and highway construction and directing funding toward communities who have been harmed most by systemic racism.
- Prioritize Multi-Sector Approaches that go beyond greenhouse gas and air pollution reduction to consider sustainable land-use patterns, improved active transportation infrastructure (bike lanes, sidewalks), workforce development, and quality jobs.
- Deliver Intentional Benefits such as making direct investments in low-income communities of color by requiring the development of community-driven anti-displacement strategies.
- Build Community Capacity by funding technical assistance and training for under-resourced communities throughout the planning, application, implementation and evaluation of clean mobility programs.
- Be Community-Driven At Every Stage by lifting up community-led ideas, sharing decision-making power, and building off existing, community-trusted programs that already have community buy-in and support, instead of creating a brand new programs.
- Establish Paths Toward Wealth-Building by supporting aligned workforce development and training programs (geared toward youth in communities of color), paying living wages, and compensating residents and community-based organizations for their time and expertise when assisting in conducting outreach and engagement.