Climate Action Plan

Berkeley's Climate Action Plan, adopted by the City Council in 2009, is the overarching planning document guiding future development in Berkeley.

Livable Berkeley evaluates plans and projects in Berkeley in the context of achieving our greenhouse gas reduction goals.

In order to meet the Greenhouse Gas Reduction goals set by the voters, the city must reduce transportation-related emissions. That means making our city more walkable, having more people living on major corridors with transit and having more services available to them within walking distance.

In November 2006, Berkeley voters issued a bold call to action on global warming - to reduce our entire community's greenhouse gas emissions by 80 percent by 2050. To achieve this goal, the city developed a Climate Action Plan.

Here’s what you can do: Commit to reducing your greenhouse gas emissions following the guidelines on the City’s Climate Action website:


The 51B is one of the most heavily used bus lines in the East Bay. AC Transit is now proposing 51B line upgrades to improve speed and service on this popular route. Potential improvements include signal priority for transit vehicles, bus stop bulb outs, new traffic signals, and rush-hour bus-only lanes. Livable Berkeley recently urged the Berkeley Transportation Commission to follow through with the City’s commitments to climate action and transit-first policies by supporting these and further improvements.