Get Around Town

If everyone took an alternative transportation mode just once a week, we would almost eliminate traffic in the Bay Area. Let us know how we can help you make that pledge.

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Unsure about carpooling or don't know where to start? There are great new carpooling apps that make it easier to find the right carpooling group or service. 511's Carpooling website offers wide range or programs to help Bay Area residents carpool for all their communing needs.


Biking to your errands, weekend events, or work is beneficial for your health, reduces roadway congestion, and decreases greenhouse gas emissions. 

  • City of San Leandro Bike & Pedestrian Program is grounded by the 2018 Bike Ped Master Plan, which sets a blueprint for bicycle and pedestrian facilities around town and increasing biking and walking.  
  • Bike East Bay provides resources on urban biking tips, local bike shops, and detailed bike maps that show recommended routes, off-road trails, potential hazards, and more. Visit their site to take advantage of the wealth of information for bicyclists, by bicyclists!
  • Bike to Work Day was a huge success in 2019, and we look forward to gearing up the celebration of biking to work in 2022.


Electric Vehicles

Replacing you gas-powered vehicle with an Electric Vehicle is a great way to reduce your carbon footprint, save money, and keep San Leandro's air clean. Bay Area residents have access to a wide range of resources and programs that make owning or leasing an electric vehicle convenient and affordable.

  • Drive Clean Bay Area has information on cleaner, more efficient cars as well as a Plug-in Electric Vehicle (PEV) Buying Guide to help you understand the options and compare PEV types.
  • The Clean Vehicle Rebate Project (CVRP), administered by the Center for Sustainable Energy for the California Air Resources Board, promotes clean vehicle adoption by offering rebates of up to $7,000 for the purchase or lease of new, eligible zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs), including electric, plug-in hybrid electric (PHEV), and fuel cell vehicles.   
  • Federal PEV Rebate Program: All-electric and PHEVs purchased in or after 2010 may be eligible for a federal income tax credit of up to $7,500. 
  • Map of EV charging and hydrogen fueling locations: The locations of EV charging stations are available from the Alternative Fuels Data Center's Alternative Fuels Station Locator or from the free application PlugShare

Reduce Idling 

Even if you don't drive a clean vehicle, there are things you can do to significantly reduce the greenhouse gases that your car emits into the atmosphere. For example, by turning your engine off instead of idling when you plan to be stationary for longer than one minute, you can have a big impact on your community's air quality. The Idle Free Bay Area initiative can provide further details about this issue.