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1 Social Justice and Transportation Breakout notes: Topic: Transportation Room: College 8 Red Room Facilitator: Brenden Fant Note Taker: Darya Soofi History of transportation resources: Bike maintenance stations Bus system Bike racks (not everywhere) Walking map on campus with times No skateboarding Van pools Bike library Cars Walking paths Bike shuttle Bike coop Zip car Zim ride Bike church Disability vans Taps Options for parking on campus (levels of payment --carpool permit) Bus pass subsidies Referendum provides services Parking limited Golf carts Electric cars One large parking garage (with plug in station) Bike paths Transportation working group Transportation and advisory committee Metro buses Night owl services Bike library puts on bike street skills class Exciting: Zimride outreach Carpool options cheap

2 Free (subsidized) bus passes for campus students Walking map Bike racks on buses and base of campus shuttle Challenging Topography Cycling safety On and off campus aspects of carpools Availability for student permits Need faster more efficient bus routes downtown Promote more efficient vehicles Outreach/awareness Vans to farmers markets Need more bike lanes off campus (project in progress about surveying bike lane use and lobbying for more lanes, Ross Clark city climate manager) Visions and Actions for 2020: Better bike path system on campus (more clear and accessible/ apart from the walking paths) action: Solar powered lights for paths and charging stations action: Dedicated bike lanes action: Survey bike riders and identify what areas need improvement action: Smoother pathways Bigger bike library action: Sector for renting bikes daily or hourly electric system of check in and out action: Adding different types of bike (tandem/electric/etc.) action: Bike share program action: Improved outreach action: Electric bikes Outreach awareness of transportation on campus (bike paths, bike library, van pool, zimride) action: Show bike and walking paths at orientation action: Better awareness for emergency planning for evacuation (directly to students) Making markets and farm s farmer s market more accessible action: Move/add market to quarry action: Create on campus market Increased Bike Safety action: Install lights along dark pathways action: Hot spots education for dangerous areas on campus action: Enforcement of traffic rules action: Incentivize bike saftey More available funding for public transit action: Metro buses that were cut could be added

3 action: Increase amount of bike racks on loop buses only (increase use) Reduce campus traffic action: More traffic round abouts/ rotaries (bus issues?) action: Educating students about effectively moving around campus (walking is faster than busing) action: Direct express from campus to downtown action: Walk to class challenge day Improve on campus car sustainability action: More electric charging stations action: Solar powered EV charging stations action: Parking permits that cost less for low emissions cars action: Tier permitting system for more fuel efficient cars action: Use E-15 on diesel campus cars Overarching Actions for 2020: action: Bring CUIP back to taps (make a committee under taps that s student run) action: Talk to Ross Clark about bettering bike path system for city of Santa Cruz ---> UCSC falls under city of SC ============================================================================== ============================================================================== ===================================================================== Topic: Social & Environmental Justice Room: Sociology 301 Facilitation: Tash Nguyen Note taker: Sophie Barnhorst History and Current Mandates *UCSC is actually completing projects this year from the Blueprint! Pesticide research Social Injustices UC has improved custodial green cleaning (cleaning products) Toxic waste and nuclear awareness classes Environmental Classes about Social and Environmental In Justice CAN working on fair trade Teaming up with ethnic center Restorative Justice class

4 Non Violent Communication Class Transformative Action Residents Hall at C9/10 and Kresge Jeff Bury- Mountain Top Removal and Fracking Dave Shaw - Tools for World Changers Experiential Leadership Program Exciting: Rumi s Field Food, Agriculture and Social Justice class Winter - Tools for World Changers Class ELP Advanced Class Engaging leaders in Social Justice Campus-wide dialogues such as the Campus Earth Summit and University Cafes Inter-generational and cross boundary in nature Challenging: Being a person of color and getting voice heard, feels like opinion/needs don t matter (x2) Minorities don t have power Safety in group spaces Off campus breakouts of groups where you can share your feelings of inequality and bring these feelings back to the bigger group in a comfortable way Sustainability and social justice is a female-dominated subject in representation This subject is kind of invisible - How can we quantify change in social justice? Abstract opinion with interests in other spheres Social justice is interwoven into a lot of other subjects too Office of the President doesn t engage in dialogue limited by University sanctions and permissions, decisions not made by students Social injustice of urban planning (example: freeways are built near low-income people and those people can develop health problems) Environmental privilege for certain minorities Visions and Actions for UCSC in 2020 Bridge UCSC with the community off-campus action: subsidized interested suppliers on how to grow organically (community garden tours, classes through the rec for non-students)

5 action: have UCSC come to community and vice versa action: link to green organization in Watsonvile (field trips) Broaden UCSC dept. into social science dept. (link diversity groups with ENVS) action: pledge to use zero waste events (pledge), workshops on environmental racism with other orgs action: intercultural conference action: ESLP class on social/environmental justice action: More ENVS advisors Having Family Student Housing have more of a voice action: College nights, story telling, movie nights action: creating a community garden action: collab with Life Lab Recognizing UCSC workers and employees and creating a larger dialogue with them action: storytelling action: having an intercultural group, having a university café Including environmental awareness classes and Env. Justice classes in all majors action: have professors incorporate env. interests action: incorporate ENVS minor action: internship credit for all majors not just ENVS action: Env. and Social Justice literacy GE action: core course on environmental/social justice Bring awareness about multicultural days around the whole campus, not just Oakes action: including more multicultural things in core classes action: workshops involving multiple orgs. on racism action: create a student org that focuses on social environmental justice action: E^2 should have stronger presence on campus action: Ethnic Resources should branch out of Baytree action: de-feminize the Social Justice Movement action: having cultural days through out campus Change or restrict UC Regent term limits action: CA residents vote for the Regents and have minorities represented in Regents Bring Community Studies major back action: Student petition and letter to regents Make dining more sustainable action: label fair trade, non-gmo, and organic action: Food from UCSC farm Subsidize interested parties in organic farming, etc. (from #1) Bring CASFS to the community

6 Improve good labeling and allergy options More e-waste collection opportunities FORMAT FOR BLUEPRINT Vision Action Challenges/Obstacles we need to overcome Resources available

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