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Climate-Friendly Transportation

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

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