Climate Resolve

Lead the Way, California

Climate Resolve joined nearly 50 organizations across the state in releasing a comprehensive, forward-thinking transportation platform to guide Governor-Elect Gavin Newsom and his administration in moving California boldly into a brighter future.


Lead the Way California, a Transportation Platform to Move Us Forward, reflects the shared vision and priorities of dozens of transit, environment, social justice and housing partners, including Climate Resolve, ClimatePlan, PolicyLink, California Bicycle Coalition, California Walks, and the Planning and Conservation League.

The platform offers a clear vision for Governor-Elect Newsom to provide every Californian access to convenient, dignified, and low-cost public transit and active transportation options that get them where they need to go. Affordable housing and preserving open space are key synergistic strategies. It builds on California’s global leadership in lowering greenhouse gas emissions, transitioning to clean energy, and combating climate change, by offering specific steps and actions, which fall into the following categories:


  • Prioritizing transportation that moves California forward — such as public transit, walking, biking and scooting
    Acting to meet the greatest needs first — by prioritizing funds for historically marginalized communities and through meaningful public participation
  • Championing housing justice for California communities — with anti-displacement strategies and equitable infill development
  • Cleaning up our air — by speeding up the transition to clean technologies
  • Recognizing the true value of California’s landscapes — using data and incentives to direct conservation decisions


The platform – if implemented – represents a shift towards a more sustainable and equitable future for California. Results will alleviate traffic congestion, reduce climate pollution, relieve transportation cost burdens, improve public health, and increase quality of life for all Californians.

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