In The News – Making transportation more accessible around Lake Tahoe
October 21, 2023 | Member Submitted
Originally Published in The Tahoe Daily Tribune 10/21/2023, Written by Katelyn Welch
In a destination known for million-dollar views and SUVs named after it, some may not know that a significant demographic has a hard time getting around Lake Tahoe. That’s according to the almost 90 page Transportation Equity Study put out by the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency in September.
Those most affected by transportation challenges
In the first study of its kind for the Tahoe region, the agency highlights five zones around the lake where people regularly run into transportation challenges. The report says these “community priority zones” have barriers keeping disadvantaged populations from getting to work, the store, and even preventing them from getting medical care. These areas include parts of Kings Beach, Incline Village, Bijou, Sierra Tract, and Tahoe Verde.
Each of these zones have high concentrations of at least three of these disadvantaged populations, what the TRPA calls “priority communities”:
*photo credit TRPA – How to Ride