Transportation Solutions for Lake Tahoe
Alleviating traffic prevents clarity-degrading pollution
The leading threat to Tahoe’s famous clarity is fine sediment pollution running off our urban landscape.
Heavy traffic crushes Tahoe’s roads into fine dust and debris and pumps tailpipe emissions into the air. When it rains or snow melts, stormwater transports these fine pollution particles into the Lake, clouding its cobalt blue waters. Improving Tahoe's traffic conditions will reduce this pollution source, and alleviate the stress and strain of travel in Tahoe.
The League has a vision for the future of Lake Tahoe transportation:
Residents and visitors have a wide variety of choices for getting to and around the Basin – using innovative transportation options that protect Lake Tahoe’s health and clarity – which improves the quality of life in our communities.
Advancing Lake-friendly travel optionsApp-based scooters and on-demand sprinter vans offer flexible transportation options for visitors and residents alike. These programs can relieve strain on overused roads, limited parking and the Lake.
Paving the way to Lake clarityResurfacing Tahoe’s failing, pothole-ridden roadways with stronger, more durable pavements will reduce stormwater pollution and protect Lake Tahoe’s world-famous water clarity.
Lobbying, advocacy and influenceOur team works directly with decision-makers at all levels of government to shape policy, streamline implementation, and recruit funding to put transportation solutions on the ground now.
How You Can Help
Whether you’re a first-time visitor or a long-time resident, you can make choices that help protect Lake Tahoe. Walk or ride a bicycle for your trips to work, to school and for recreation. Use a shared, electric scooter in the summer or hop on a microtransit shuttle. Carpool with friends and family. Ride free public transportation on the south shore and north shore. Explore ways to get to Tahoe that leave more cars parked, whether it’s ride-sharing or trying out the bus options from the Bay Area, Sacramento and Reno.