SCAG Environmental Justice Analysis: 33 Groups Sign On to Comment Letter!

Screenshot 2015-07-17 17.27.13The Safe Routes to School National Partnership joined with 32 other partners in the Southern California region to write a comment letter to the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) on its environmental justice analysis. This analysis is an integral part of the Regional Transportation Plan and Sustainable Communities Strategy (RTP/SCS), which is being updated right now. The analysis is an opportunity for both policymakers and the public to understand the impact that regional transportation investments and land use decisions have on low-income people and communities of color. The aim is to take action to avoid having these groups shoulder a disproportionate share of the negative impacts and to ensure they get a fair share of the benefits of these public investments. We ask SCAG to commit to measuring active transportation usage and safety in the performance measures; map accessibility to schools, parks, jobs and other destinations; study the impact of gentrification and displacement on the region’s disadvantaged communities; and include more sub-regional analysis of health and environmental impacts. To view the full letter, click here. SCAG has also released the analysis framework for the environmental justice analysis, which is available here.

Comment Letter on SCAG Environmental Justice Analysis

2016 Environmental Justice Analysis Proposed Framework

2012 Environmental Justice Analysis

SCAG Environmental Justice homepage

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