27 07, 2020

Indicators Report


About the Indicators Report Sustainable San Mateo County has been tracking sustainability progress in the county since 1997 through its annual Indicators Report. This report provides fact-based information on sustainability indicators and local trends impacting San Mateo County’s economy, environment and social equity. Since its inception, the Indicators Report has been welcomed as a credible source of information by governments, businesses, civic groups and nonprofit organizations that use it to set goals, measure progress and prioritize resource allocation. Propelled by the philosophy that “what gets measured, gets managed,” the report presents metrics, success stories and showcases positive changes that [...]

Indicators Report2022-11-28T19:25:28-05:00
29 10, 2019

Case Studies


Electrification of CalTrain, Bullet Train (High Speed Rail) *  Use of Green Infrastructure * Multi-modal transport that bring additional benefits of health and environment - Complete streets * Blue Planet * CAL FIRE’s Strategic Plan to Limit Wildfire Damage *  San Francisco Airport’s Zero Net Energy Goal  *  Sanger and Chowchilla: Models for Clean Energy Financing *  How Artificial Intelligence Can Help Build Resilience * Safeguarding Highway 101 on Humboldt Bay from Rising Sea Levels * Valley Water’s Multi-Pronged Approach to Safeguarding Water Resources  * The Ohlone-Portolá Heritage Trail *  Smart Sidewalks by Pavegen Systems * Peninsula Clean Energy: Cleaner and Cheaper Energy   [...]

Case Studies2020-08-23T12:47:40-05:00
29 10, 2019



Transportation has significant impact on GHG emissions and air quality. Laying out infrastructure and incentives for renewable energy and energy efficiency and transitioning to clean energy can help mitigate GHG emissions. In 2012, the transportation sector contributed to about 61 percent of total GHG emissions in SMC.[1] Solo driving accounts for most of the GHG emissions by this sector.[2] These high levels of emissions can be attributed to the fact that SMC is located in between two major employment hubs, San Francisco and Santa Clara counties.[3] Idling for more than 10 seconds uses more fuel and produces more emissions that [...]

31 10, 2018

2018 Key Indicator: Climate Change Action


This report identifies the key drivers of local greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, emergent practices that remove emissions from the air, plans to scale up and fund solutions, and preparations for changes in temperature and weather patterns. Measuring and evaluating the effectiveness of these solutions will guide further action to remove excess carbon from the atmosphere and balance emissions as we move forward. Explore the Report by Topic: Commute Management & Low Emission Transportation ? Energy Efficiency & Renewables ? Food & Agriculture ? Water ? Business ? Carbon Storage ? Eliminate Waste ? Resilience Planning ? Explore Climate Change Data [...]

2018 Key Indicator: Climate Change Action2022-12-13T15:57:10-05:00
27 09, 2018

2018 Indicators Report Launch Event


Thursday, November 1st, 11:30 am - 2:00 pm Oracle Conference Center 350 Oracle Parkway, Redwood Shores, CA 94065 Locals are making an impact on climate change through thoughtful design and management of the natural and built environment. Hear from experts on cutting-edge building management techniques, regenerative farming and ranching practices, and forward thinking transportation goals. Walk, bike, bus, take transit or carpool to the luncheon and win a small gift! You will also be entered into the Spare the Air annual raffle. Looking for a carpool partner? Sign up here Buildings George Denise, FMA, RPA, BOMI-HP, LEED Accredited Professional; Former [...]

2018 Indicators Report Launch Event2020-09-30T14:00:06-05:00
5 06, 2017

Cost of Housing and Transportation


Housing and Transportation Connection ♦ Housing Costs ♦ Eviction And Displacement ♦ County Housing Programs ♦ Transportation Costs Housing and Transportation Connection Housing costs and traffic congestion are two of the biggest problems facing people in the Bay Area, prompting more residents to consider relocation, according to a poll conducted by the Bay Area Council. Though the regional workforce has expanded, the rate of residential construction has not kept pace and traffic congestion has increased. As of 2015, San Mateo County hosted 111,262 more jobs than housing units, requiring workers to live outside the county. Housing and transportation are often [...]

Cost of Housing and Transportation2020-08-23T12:45:28-05:00
25 02, 2017



Commute ♦ Vehicle Miles Traveled Sustainability Goals Workers are able to conveniently reach their jobs via a variety of low-carbon transportation choices, including public transit, walking, biking, and ride-sharing. Commute San Mateo County's central location between two major employment hubs and a lack of affordable housing on the peninsula requires cross-county commuting. On a given work day, over 400,000 workers commute into, out of, and within San Mateo County, placing tremendous stress on our aging transportation infrastructure. Commuters also pass through San Mateo County to reach jobs in San Francisco and Santa Clara Counties. The resulting traffic congestion lengthens commute [...]

12 11, 2014

Mapping Transportation


Areas within 1/4 mile of Public Transit • Bike Routes • Population Density • Elderly Population • Median Household Income • Terrain Slope • Spatial Segregation See also: Interactive Transportation Maps Areas within 1/4 mile of Public Transit Bike Routes Population Density Elderly Population Median Household Income Terrain Slope Spatial Segregation

Mapping Transportation2020-08-23T12:44:19-05:00
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