The Chapter’s forthcoming “2014 Local Government Climate Action Survey” finds that Silicon Valley cities take climate change seriously, but states they still need to do more. In updating previous studies from 2008 and 2009, this version highlights current efforts to combat climate change locally by reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The report will be shared with both local officials and activists in order to identify progress being made and to spur cities to greater efforts.
Transportation Demand Management (TDM) (also known as Mobility Management) is a general term for various strategies that increase transportation system efficiency. TDM treats mobility as a means to an end, rather than an end in itself. TDM seeks to redistribute demand on our services infrastructure; where services are the attempt by governments to coordinate the movement of goods and services.
South San Francisco (SSF) wants to create a more walkable, vibrant downtown area. The Draft Downtown Station Area Plan (DSAP) was expected to come out in March 2014, but this delay in the plan has opened the opportunity to prepare and mobilize the SSF community to get involved.
The Sierra Club Loma Prieta Chapter is currently working with the Coalition for Community Benefits (CCB) in SSF to ensure that the DSAP is inclusive of people from all backgrounds and promotes a community that is safe, vibrant, green, prosperous, affordable, and healthy.
Can you imagine fast, safe, comfortable transportation in tubes? Pressurized passenger or cargo capsules would travel in vacuum tubes on thin steel wheels or frictionlessly using maglev (magnetic levitation) technology. See more about Evacuated Tube Transport Technology (“space travel on earth”) at www.et3.com.
The Chapter Water Committee has been advocating for stronger outreach and evaluation of the Santa Clara Valley Water District fluoridation project. We continue to work with the District to convince them to do an environmental study on the project and evaluate the effectiveness if the program moves forward.