Key Advocacy Goal
To expand accessible active and public transportation in East Bay parks and trails.
- Improve access to and use of the parks by members of groups that are underrepresented, such as persons with disabilities, the economically disadvantaged and elderly park visitors.
- Provide recreational development that fosters appropriate use of parklands while preserving their remoteness and intrinsic value.
- Balance environmental concerns and outdoor recreational opportunities within regional parklands.
Survey Identified Voter/Community Support
- In a December 2020 survey, 64% of respondents identified providing regional trail connectivity for commuters and safe routes to school to be important.
- In a May 2021 survey, 64% of respondents found infrastructure repair and upgrades of existing visitor use facilities, including new restrooms, water bottle filling and hand washing stations to be extremely / very important.
2021-2022 Board Supported Legislation
The following legislative initiatives are supported by the East Bay Regional Park District Board of Directors and Legislative Committee:
- H.R. 2924 (Gomez D-CA) – Transit to Trails Act
- H.R. 2991 (Pappas D-NH) – Connecting America’s Active Transportation System Act
- H.R. 3566 (Bourdeaux D-GA) – National and Regional Greenways Act
- H.R. 436 (Espaillat D-NY) Transportation Alternative Enhancements Act
- H.R. 4878 (DeSaulnier D-CA) National Discovery Trails Act
- S. 1461 (Booker D-NJ) Transit to Trails Act