Alissa Kendall, John Harvey
National Center for Sustainable Transportation
Alternatives analysis, Climate change, Decision support systems, Economic factors, Greenhouse gases, Infrastructure, Life cycle analysis, Life cycle costing
Under Senate Bill 375, California counties and cities must develop greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction targets and specific actions to achieve them. Many of these Climate Action Plans (CAPs) are being updated now, and some existing CAPs reflect a lack of consistent methodology, relevant information, and data to support robust GHG reduction targets, and lack clarity on the likelihood of success or economic costs of mitigation. Local jurisdictions and agencies responsible for managing roadways and associated right of ways, parking, complete streets, and other transportation infrastructure assets and related operation and maintenance may play a crucial role in GHG reduction goals.