Low Carbon Transportation

Community Development Agency

What Can You Do?

  • Drive less
    Can you bike instead? Can you carpool with your friends? Can you walk even though you may not want to? What about public transit? Cars are convenient but pollute our air and cause traffic congestion in and outside of Marin County. Alternative transit options do not work for everyone, but there are multiple options to consider including casual carpool, taking the SMART train (Marin/Sonoma only), riding the ferry, or taking the bus. Employers often offer incentives if you drive less. To find out more about your options visit 511.org or Marin Commutes.
  • Purchase or lease an electric vehicle (EV)
    If you cannot drive less, bike, walk, or take public transit, consider leasing or purchasing an EV. Because the energy used in Marin County comes from renewable resources, powering a vehicle with electricity is far cleaner than gasoline. Explore the cost (and rebates) and type of EVs by visiting Drive Clean Bay Area, the EV Savings Calculator, or Bay Area Sun Shares (EV and solar system discounts).
  • Ask your employer to offer commute incentives
    The Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD) requires employers with 50 or more employees to offer commuter benefits to those employees. Employers must select 1 of 4 benefit options. Do you work for a small company? Propose that your employer offer a benefit anyway! Find out more about the Commuter Benefit Program.

What is the County Doing?

  • Safe Routes to Schools
    Demonstrates the benefits of providing safe infrastructure and support for students walking and biking to school. Safe Routes to Schools includes education and outreach to students and parents, funds for crossing guards, and the development of safe pathways near schools.
  • Electric vehicle charging stations
    In September 2018, the County installed 31 public charging stations at the Civic Center for a total of 45 stations. The publicly available chargers are located at six locations including the Civic Center, Marin Center Exhibition Hall, Health and Wellness Center, 20 North San Pedro Road campus, West Marin Service Center, and 1600 Los Gamos Drive campus. The County also plans to install 10 additional fleet charging stations for a total of 18 stations. The County has 8 fully electric and plug-in electric vehicles.
  • Connect2Transit
    By using Connect2Transit, transit riders can access discounts on shared rides to and from major transit stations in Marin County, request on-demand microtransit service available within the Uber app, and access real-time public transit departure information. Connect2Transit is an integrated program of mobility options within the Uber app brought to Marin in partnership with the Transportation Authority of Marin. The program is designed to help riders make that last mile connection between transit stops and their place of work.