Washington, DC – September 3, 2014 – We have some great progress to report on one of the bills that made it through in the waning hours of last year’s legislative session—a bill that could fundamentally change the way we think about development and traffic in California. As I’ve written in the past, the crux of this issue comes down to three little letters: L.O.S. It stands for Level of Service, which is essentially just a measure of how much a project will slow down cars, and it’s the way the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) has evaluated new projects for decades. Until now.
A conversation with Jeff Wood of the Overhead Wire, Jeffrey Tumlin, and Chris Ganson of the Governor’s Office of Planning and Research. On how deeply flawed LOS is, Jeff remarks, “In this model, sprawl is always better from a transportation perspective than infill development near transit.”
Hear the full story: (NRDC Urban Solutions)