Within Union City, the majority of commute, shopping, and recreational trips are done in private automobiles. The City aims to increase resident and employee use of alternative travel modes such as public transit, carpooling, bicycling, and walking by investing in transit service and infrastructure improvements within the community. While investments in alternative travel modes will play an important role in reducing transportation-related GHG emissions, they will also help relieve roadway congestion, reduce air pollution, and improve personal safety and fitness. These improvements could also improve the community’s resilience to potential increases in transportation fuel costs.
In order to encourage Union City residents to try alternative travel modes, the City is continuing construction of the Pedestrian and Bicycle Master Plan to improve connections among residential neighborhoods, parks and open space areas, transit centers, schools, shopping areas, public facilities, major employment centers, and the regional bicycle network. The City will also continue to work with the New Haven Municipal School District to increase participation in Safe-Routes-to-School programs and to improve walking and biking conditions near schools.
The City also operate UC Transit, Union City's own bus system that coordinates routes with BART trains, AC Transit buses, and the Dumbarton Express to areas outside the city. Main transfer points are at the Union City BART Station and the Union Landing transit facility.