Measuring the Miles: VMT & Transportation Impacts Under SB 743
Friday, May 19, 2017
10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. CDT
San Francisco, CA, United States
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This panel will focus on developing and implementing new transportation performance metrics and impact criteria under the revised CEQA guidelines. The transportation analysis world is changing both from the perspective of our customers and their changing expectations, and from the perspective of our shifting statewide policy and environmental requirements and criteria. All of this comes at a time when the pace of development activity is accelerating with regional economic growth. This session will help you navigate through this change and emerge with solutions that work to achieve General Plan goals and provide legal defensibility. The City of Los Angeles has been working on multiple efforts to revamp business as usual when it comes to identifying transportation impacts. Understanding a project’s VMT impact and how it changes with the implementation of design features or TDM strategies will be critical as the CEQA guidelines change as a result of SB 743. The success of implementation is particularly dependent on the technical objectivity, ease of use, and legal defensibility of the tools and procedures that jurisdictions use to evaluate projects going forward.
Lynne Bynder, firstname.lastname@example.org