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San Diego Fights CA Courts for Its Highway-Happy Plan to Increase Emissions

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Despite what CA’s courts say, San Diego insists on plans to widen freeways in its 2050 Regional Transportation Plan, even if it defies the state’s ambitions to reduce climate-changing car dependency. As Eric Jaffe at CityLab wrote, the story is told in one simple chart created by opponents of the plan, which shows that it projects that greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions […]
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Court: Environmental Review for San Diego’s Highway-Happy Plan Inadequate

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The California Court of Appeals yesterday confirmed a lower court ruling that the environmental impact report (EIR) for San Diego’s long-range regional transportation plan was inadequate. The EIR, said the court, underplayed the impact of the emissions that would result from its highway-building, sprawl-inducing plan. SANDAG approved its regional transportation plan in October 2011. It […]

New Study Quantifies High Personal Costs of Building CA Cities for Cars

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Click to enlarge: Annual household transportation costs in the Bay Area. California residents living in sprawling suburban developments could save billions of dollars every year if they lived in denser, urban zones and along transit corridors, according to a study released today by smart growth and transit advocates TransForm. Analyzing four metropolitan areas–Southern California, the […]