UEPI supports transportation options that help make society just, green and livable. The way that we move impacts everything from the shape of our cities, the air we breathe, and the food we eat. Current transportation policies and systems favor moving people in automobiles and moving products across borders to benefit corporations with global operations. UEPI wants green and fair transportation systems that allow everyone to walk and bike safely and use public transit; that create vibrant, walkable streets; and that prioritize healthy communities.
Our Transportation Related Projects:
| Sustainable Oxy works to make Occidental College a more environmentally sustainable place. UEPI partners with students, faculty, staff, and administrators, community organizations and other colleges to promote green transportation, local and sustainable food, energy efficiency and renewable energy, reduced water use and waste reduction at Oxy.
|| The goal of UEPI's Regional Food Systems program is to develop models and resources that will help small and midsized local farmers overcome the barriers associated with selling their products to institutional customers such as schools, corner stores, hospitals, restaurants, and other healthy food outlets.
| UEPI's work on global trade and freight transport includes participation in THE (Trade, Health and Environment) Impact Project and the publication and dissemination of a major report on global trade and freight transport issues.
|| UEPI believes that transportation options can be improved to help bring good food to people and help people get to good food.
| ArroyoFest was a one-time event held on June 15, 2003, where 3,000 cyclists and several thousand pedestrians walked and rode ON the Historic 110 freeway from Pasadena to Los Angeles. We don't expect to hold another ArroyoFest, but this page is an archive of event materials and publications.