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CEC is committed to creating a more resilient and just region in the face of climate change. Through our work with the Central Coast Climate Justice Network and elsewhere, our vision includes an end to racial injustices and their resulting environmental inequities.


Personal transportation accounts for a huge percentage of the greenhouse gas emitted into the air each year. By simply choosing to ride with more people wherever you are going –through rideshares, car pools, buses, and trains – you’ll greatly reduce your transportation footprint.


CEC partnered with Traffic Solutions to pilot a dynamic ridesharing project, one of the first in the country. Now, Traffic Solutions has evolved that program into their SmartRide program, which offers trip planning, car pool matching, and other green transportation solutions.


Visit SmartRide

Know anyone who regularly commutes between Ventura and Santa Barbara, or between UCSB and City College? Want to carpool to a festival or other big event? Visit or get more information from the Traffic Solutions website.

Get Informed

Learn more about alternative and sustainable transportation at our Resources page.

Drive Less

Try out alternatives to the single-passenger commute available in our community – like buses, trains and rideshares – or see if greener transportation options like telecommuting, biking and walking could fit in in your life. Any of these will reduce vehicle miles traveled while improving health and creating more vibrant communities.

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