Shifting from Maintaining LOS to Reducing VMT:
Case Studies of Analysis and Mitigation for Implementing SB 743
A professional educational program for land use, transportation and environmental planners and attorneys in public, private and nonprofit practice presented by expert practitioners.
This program has been certified for 6.0 California Mandatory Continuing Legal Education credits and 6.0 American Institute of Certified Planners Certification Maintenance credits.
Friday March 1, 2019
Offices of the Southern California Association of Governments
Southern California Association of Governments
Center for Law, Energy & the Environment, UC Berkeley Law School
Environmental Law Section, California Lawyers Association
Real Property Law Section, California Lawyers Association
Transportation Research and Education Center, Portland State University
Urban Sustainability Accelerator, Portland State University
This program will address the differences between the implementation of the California Environmental Quality Act before and after the adoption of Senate Bill 743, which substituted analyzing and mitigating additional vehicle miles traveled (VMT) for maintaining Level of Service (LOS) standards. The program will draw on five case studies based on projects previously approved under CEQA; a regional shopping mall, two mixed use redevelopments, a highway widening project and a General Plan update.
Topics to be discussed include:
- VMT impact analysis (methodology; appropriate tools and models, determining impact area)
- VMT significance thresholds (project effects, cumulative effects)
- VMT significance thresholds (project, cumulative)
- VMT mitigation strategies (project level, programmatic and transaction exchanges, legal and administrative framework)
Questions about the Pre-Order? Please contact Molly Kramer, [email protected]