Support for policies that reduce the use of and dependence upon the automobile on single-occupant vehicles, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and bring the county into compliance with regional air quality standards.

  1. Transportation planning and land use must be done simultaneously; neither should have lower higherpriority than the other
  2. Development and redevelopment should be designed with a multi-modal transportation network to connect people to the places where they work, live, go to school, and shop. The transit system should be linked to the regional network and have coordinated routes, schedules, and fares. Carpooling should be encouraged with the use of incentives and disincentives.  Public education on alternatives to the automobile should be a high priority.  Carefully designed signs are an important education component
  3. Roads, tracks, busways, footpaths, and bikeways should be linked to each other so that people have flexibility, mobility, and a variety of choices
  4. Continue to work with Sonoma County to make SMART train and accompanying multi-use path safe, efficient and cost-effective
  5. Serious consideration must be given to consolidating all public transit operations in Marin and Sonoma Counties, including future use of the public transit corridors
  6. People who cannot drive – those who are young, elderly, low income, and disabled – must be provided with other transportation choices.  Students should be considered full-fledged commuters. 

Plans should include easy access to such community facilities as hospitals, schools, libraries, shops, and park/recreation facilities.

Adopted 1992, revised: 2018