The first week of March is going to be a busy one for Urban Environmentalists!
How the Car Lobby Rewrote Our Laws And How We Can Reclaim Cities for People
Join us for a conversation with Greg Shill and Jeff Wood at Manny's!
Monday, March 2 at 7 PM we'll be joined at Manny's (3092 16th Street, San Francisco, CA) by Greg Shill (author of "Should the Law Subsidize Driving") and Jeff Wood (host of the "Talking Headways" podcast) titled "How the Car Lobby Rewrote Our Laws And How We Can Reclaim Cities for People." We're looking forward to a deep dive on the law and transportation!
Check out the event details on Manny's website or go straight to the Eventbrite page (tickets are $10).
Remember to vote!
Every election is now a climate election, but environmental voters have historically not turned out to vote as much as other interest groups' voters have (www.environmentalvoter.org). If you live in California, during the March 3rd presidential primary election, we have an opportunity to elect candidates who prioritize climate and housing at all levels. If you are lucky enough to live in San Mateo or Santa Clara Counties, it's so easy to vote that there's almost no excuse not to. Either:
We recommend the following sets of endorsements for voters in the Bay Area:
Transbay Bus Lane Petition
In a previous newsletter, we told you about a developing initiative to bring a bus lane back to the Bay Bridge (see our blog post on Bay Bridge Bus Lanes). That campaign is now live and Assemblymember Rob Bonta has introduced legislation in Sacramento, AB2824! Sign the petition to show your support.
We Support Enhancing California's Density Bonus
For our monthly meeting on Monday, February 3rd Urban Environmentalists welcomed Colin Dentel-Post and Paige Miller to present on the San Francisco County Transportation Authority’s current efforts to study possibilities for implementing “congestion pricing” in downtown San Francisco. The presentation to Urban Environmentalists was the first presentation to a community group, following two Policy Advisory Committee meetings.