The Built Environment and Transportation measures proposed in the CAP aim to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by reducing the number and length of vehicle trips through smarter land use planning, increasing the use of alternative modes of transportation, and encouraging a shift to electric and alternatively-fueled vehicles.
The County of San Diego’s rural character, with over 90 percent being open space or undeveloped, contributes to the number and length of vehicle trips. To help reduce the impact of vehicle miles traveled, the County will focus on such measures as updating Community Plans, open space conservation, and improving roadways to include bicycle lanes and sidewalks.
The Built Environment and Transportation category is composed of four strategies and 12 measures with supporting efforts. The CAP’s Built Environment and Transportation measures will contribute:
- 10% of GHG reductions needed to meet the 2020 target;
- 13% of GHG reductions needed to meet the 2030 target;
- 26% of GHG reductions needed to meet the 2050 goal.