Sustainable Transportation

In San Francisco, transportation accounts for 46% of yearly greenhouse gas emissions! SFUSD has committed to reducing its transportation carbon footprint by converting to a zero-emissions fleet by 2030 and reducing solo family car trips from 48% to 30% by 2030. Our Safe Routes to School program encourages walking, biking, carpooling, and transit. These alternate forms of transportation will not only decrease carbon emissions and air pollution, but also reduce congestion, increase physical activity, and activate the streets around our schools.

What we do

  • Zero Emissions Vehicles: SFUSD is purchasing only plug-in electric vehicles (as available) and working with its school bus transportation provider to do the same.
  • Trip Reduction: The District is assessing the possibility of reducing school commute length as it develops a new school assignment policy.
  • Mode Shift: As part of the citywide Safe Routes to School program, families are encouraged to walk, bike, carpool, or take transit to school.
  • Traffic Safety: In collaboration with the SFMTA, the District is working to improve congestion and safety around schools.
  • Education: SFUSD is creating walking, transit, and bike curriculum to educate the next generation of transportation users. 
  • Staff Mobility: The Sustainability Office is rolling out numerous programs and incentives to encourage staff to leave their car at home during the work commute.

This page was last updated on August 12, 2021