Santa Cruz Environmental Leaders Support Measure D
Santa Cruz County residents, elected officials and environmental leaders agree, our county needs smarter, safer, faster and more environmentally friendly ways to get around.
Measure D will fund one of the most environmentally sustainable transportation plans in California. Locally controlled funding generated by Measure D for transportation improvements will reduce or eliminate trips made by car, reduce our carbon footprint, protect wildlife and promote alternative transportation such as biking, walking, busing and carpooling.
Measure D: Increased Sustainable Transportation Options
- An unprecedented, $130 million investment in safe bike lanes, bike paths and pedestrian crossings to support better transportation choices for all residents
- Improved safety for kids biking and walking to school
- Creation of two new bicycle/pedestrian bridges over Highway 1
- Completion of significant sections of the 32-mile Coastal Rail Trail that will connect Santa Cruz, Capitola, Aptos and Watsonville — and study the potential of future rail transit
- Preservation of vital local transit services and expansion of Lift-Line services that help seniors and the disabled maintain independent, active lives
- Funding for traveler information and transportation demand management (TDM) programs like Cruz511 and carpool/vanpool coordination
Wildlife and Environmental Improvements
- Funding for the Highway 17 wildlife undercrossing for mountain lions and other animals to reduce vehicle and wildlife collisions
- Reduction of traffic congestion on our major roads to prevent fuel waste and idling which will reduce the pollution causing global warming
It’s time to act. The longer we wait, the more costly these improvements become and the longer our environment suffers.