Sustainable Transportation Resources Online
Local Resources Online:
• Commute Solutions provides information on a variety of transportation alternatives. Find out about carpooling, biking, taking the bus, and more.
• Campaign for Sensible Transportation is a group of individuals and organizations focused on Santa Cruz County transportation policies and issues.
• Pajaro Valley TMA provides sustainable transportation services and promotions for the south county.
• Santa Cruz Metro Transit District is the bus service provider for Santa Cruz county. The Metro runs over 30 bus routes throughout the county.
• Electric Vehicles Blog top ten electric vehicles you can buy
• Pacfic Biofuel delivers biofuel and is locally based in Santa Cruz; has some good links to biofuel groups and research.
• ZipCar (car sharing) offers hourly and daily car rentals to help reduce the need for car ownership. Many fuel efficient cars available for rent.
• Car rental agencies in Santa Cruz, CA; if you don’t have a car, but need one short-term, renting a car might be a great option!
National Resources Online:
• Cost of Driving offers a short online calculation sheet where you can calculate the financial, social, and environmental costs of driving based on the vehicle miles you travel.
• Greenhouse Gas Calculator The EPA has developed tools to help individuals (and households) reduce greenhouse gas emissions and take action. Use this online calculator to obtain an estimate of your personal greenhouse gas emissions or your family’s greenhouse gas emissions.
• Sierra Club Made up of more than 1.3 million members and supporters, the Sierra Club works to protect communities and the planet. Find out more about how transportation choices impact the environment.
• Environmental Defense Fund partners with businesses, governments and communities to find practical environmental solutions. Check out their Traffic, Health and Climate page for information on pollution and transportation. The site also has information on personal solutions to reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
• National Biodiesel Board provides information of biofuels and updates on policies and programs that affect the industry
• Automobile Green Center by Yahoo lists the top 100 least polluting and most fuel-efficient cars. Visit this site before you buy a car. Loaded with information, this site includes a gas mileage impact calculator, federal and state purchasing incentives, alternative fuel station locations and much more!
Program Director, Transportation Group
Phone: 831-426-5925 x127