Kern County Regional Transportation Plan and Sustainable Communities Strategies

Location
Kern county, California
Organization(s)
California Rural Legal Assistance, Inc.

California’s Senate Bill 375 mandates that each regional government in California develop and adopt plans to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, in part through developing Regional Transportation Plans and Sustainable Communities Strategies that will guide local land use, transportation, and other decisions important to greenhouse gas emissions.  This is one of two HIAs CRLA is conducting to inform the metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs) as they develop these plans. The HIAs will examine the ways in which these plans may influence factors important to health, such as access to sidewalks, bike lanes and open space, healthy foods, and healthcare services, and exposure to air pollution.

To conduct the HIAs, CRLA will engage with the two MPOs and community-based stakeholder organizations to develop strategies to mitigate negative health outcomes and promote health. The HIAs will inform both the development of the plan and the subsequent environmental impact review that each county will undertake as part of the decision-making process.

Supported by funding from The California Endowment.

At a Glance

Status
Complete
Completion Date
May 2014
Decision-Level
County
Sector
Transportation
Organization type
Non-profit Organization