More active transportation and transit solutions are needed to reduce the bulk of our community’s local greenhouse gas emissions!

The City of Davis is recruiting new members of the Transportation Commission this month. With the General Plan is being updated soon, commissions will take a leading role in community engagement.  They will help collect feedback from residents on key elements in the Plan, such as open space, land use, housing and conservation. What gets decided locally and included in the General Plan will have a long term effect on reaching Davis’ Climate Action and Adaptation Goals.

The Transportation Commission:

  • Advises on transportation programs, policies, projects and planning efforts for all modes including active transportation (bicycle, pedestrian, scooters, etc.), transit (Unitrans, Yolobus, etc.) and other modes.
  • Serves as the lead commission on implementation of transportation aspects of the Climate Action and Adaptation Plan.
  • Holds a public meeting once a year to review any proposed Unitrans route, schedule and fare changes.

Applicants must be residents who are 18 years of age and older. The Senior Commission and Social Services Commission also need members.

The application deadline is July 1, 2024. Applications are tentatively scheduled to be submitted to City Council for appointment at a public meeting in July. For an application, visit: Submit the application via email to:, via mail to the City Clerk’s Office at: City Hall (23 Russell Blvd., Suite 1, Davis, CA, 95616) or via the drop box located in the City Hall parking lot.

Commission applicants participate in a 15-minute interview via Zoom with the City Council Subcommittee and City staff.

For more information, contact the City Clerk’s Office at 530-757-5648 or visit the City of Davis website at:

See full City Announcement here

Cool Davis Executive Director Chris Granger cannot help smiling as El Rayito (our solar campaign mascot) and posing with Davis Cycling Without Age volunteers and riders, May 5, 2024. Photo credit Johan Verink.


City of Davis Councilmember Will Arnold chats with a very active senior out and about on his electric recumbent trike at this year’s Cool Davis booth for Loopalooza, May 5, 2024. Photo credit Johan Verink.