Transportation and Fossil Fuel Reduction

An electric vehicle charger at Muir Woods
Staff use electric vehicles and charging stations for transportation throughout the park.

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Vehicles are one of the largest consumers of non-renewable energy resources and emitters of carbon dioxide pollution. Vehicle usage by both park staff and visitors contribute to this environmental footprint.


Do you plan to travel to the park in an alternative fuel vehicle? If so, good for you! Your actions help us reduce greenhouse gas emissions and reduce petroleum use. Golden Gate provides electric vehicle charging stations at Muir Woods National Monument, Fort Mason, Stinson Beach and the Crissy Field Center.

Visiting Muir Woods? Take the Muir Woods Shuttle instead of driving. Also note that reservations are required to park in Muir Woods.

Around the Park

Here at Golden Gate, we aim to reduce the park's dependence on fossil fuels by using alternative fuels and driving more efficient vehicles. As of 2019, the park fleet includes 6 electric vehicles and twenty-two hybrid vehicles.

Park staff have the option to work compressed schedules or telecommute when appropriate, which reduces commuting time and the associated fuel usage. A transit subsidy program for staff promotes the use of mass transit when commuting between home and work, and a bicycle subsidy is available for those who commute to work on their bikes.

Park policy limits engine idling while stopped or parked. Idling should be avoided because it contributes to air pollution and wastes energy. Although it may seem appropriate at times, it is often unnecessary.

Besides being able to take public transportation to work, employees can also take advantage of rideshare options to reduce the footrpint of their commute.

Last updated: August 13, 2019

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