High gas prices should not be seen as just a political crisis. They are also an opportunity to reduce climate pollution, end fossil fuel wars, reduce traffic congestion, and increase public health through active transportation.
Newsom's proposal also includes some money for "free public transportation" and active transportation, but that is dwarfed by the offer to vehicle owners. And he's still proposing a pause in the scheduled gas tax adjustment.
Last week, the administration announced the release of $296 million in grants to 105 California communities for a wide range of "Clean California" projects, including pedestrian and bike path improvements.