Oakland 2030 Equitable Climate Action Plan

At the September 17, 2020 BPAC meeting, City of Oakland Acting Sustainability Program Manager Shayna Hirshfield-Gold provided an overview of the adopted 2030 Equitable Climate Action Plan (ECAP), with a focus on the transportation-related elements of the plan. Jump to the presentation.

On Tuesday, July 28, 2020, the Oakland City Council unanimously voted to adopt the 2030 Equitable Climate Action Plan (ECAP), the City’s new 10-year plan for mitigating and adapting to the climate crisis through actions rooted in equity.

Oakland has implemented a range of policies and programs that have reduced the City’s climate emissions more than 23 percent since 2005. In 2018, the City Council adopted a Climate Emergency and Just Transition Resolution stating that the City’s approach to the climate crisis must be rooted in justice: written with deep involvement of the communities most impacted by racial disparities and most at risk from the impacts of the climate crisis.

Oakland Furthers its Climate Leadership with Landmark Equity-based Plan and Carbon Neutrality Target.” City of Oakland press release, July 29, 2020.

The ECAP’s vision for Transportation & Land Use is:

Integrated land use and access to safe, reliable, low-cost, high-quality mobility options for every Oaklander enable an equitable transition away from cars. Auto use is minimized, and all remaining vehicles on Oakland roads are electric.

The ECAP puts forth 40 actions across seven sectors. The main action for the Transportation & Land Use sector is to “Reduce VMT through active mobility & public transit; electrify the rest.”

Download and view the full 2030 ECAP [PDF]. Here are a few excerpts from the Transportation & Land Use section:

Shayna Hirshfield-Gold’s presentation:

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