Transportation + Land Use

The first section of Oakland's 2030 Equitable Climate Action Plan (ECAP) is Transportation + Land Use (TLU). Transportation accounts for two thirds of Oakland’s local greenhouse gas emissions. The TLU Actions were developed with a vision that integrated land use and access to safe, reliable, low-cost, high-quality mobility options for every Oaklander will enable an equitable transition away from cars.

List of ECAP Action Items

This table shows the list of the Transportation + Land Use Action Items that are included in Oakland's 2030 ECAP. Each has its own lead department and implementation timeline.

ECAP Action Title

Lead Department

Status

TLU-1: Align All Planning Policies & Regulations with ECAP Goals & Priorities

Planning & Building Department

Started

TLU-2: Align Permit and Project Approvals with ECAP Priorities

Planning & Building Department

Not Started

TLU-3: Take Action to Reduce and Prevent Displacement of Residents & Businesses

Economic & Workforce Development Department

Ongoing

TLU-4: Abundant, Affordable, and Accessible Public Transit

Department of Transportation

Ongoing

TLU-5: Create a Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) Action Plan

Department of Transportation

Started

TLU-6: Establish Temporary and Permanent Car-Free Areas

Planning & Building Department

Started

TLU-7: Rethink Curb Space

Department of Transportation

Ongoing

TLU-8: Expand and Strengthen Transportation Demand Management Requirements

Planning & Building Department

Started

TLU-9: Ensure Equitable and Clean New Mobility

Department of Transportation

Ongoing

TLU-10: Expand Neighborhood Car Sharing

Department of Transportation

Not Started

About

Transportation and land use policies are fundamental to how we live and move around in Oakland, and they directly influence each other. If housing is built far from jobs and basic services, residents are likely to drive more, increasing greenhouse gas emissions. If transit and safe, active mobility options (i.e. walking and biking) are inaccessible or unaffordable, cars will be the only option. Land use policy can contribute to inequities if designed or implemented poorly. Done right, it is one of the City’s strongest tools for fighting climate change and supporting frontline communities.

For updates on ECAP implementation, visit the City’s Sustainability Page, where you’ll find all ECAP topics and resources.

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