The League recognizes the importance of finding ways to get around Tahoe without a car - more car trips means more pollution for Lake Tahoe. Tahoe's decades-old transportation problems are complex, and even though smart people in Tahoe have been working on solutions to traffic congestion issues for a long time, there has been little improvement. Meanwhile, the Lake suffers. We want to see on-the-ground projects advanced now to inform long-term solutions for the region.
This month, we presented a pilot bike share program to decision makers at the Lake Tahoe Summit to show an example of an on-the-ground solution that is successfully providing residents and visitors with an alternative to their private vehicles. We also helped steer the conversation at recent meetings between California and Nevada officials towards testing new and innovative transportation options. One outcome of these meetings is a special task force, chaired by the League, that will explore additional transportation pilot programs for Tahoe.