Local Development-Intergovernmental Review

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The Caltrans District 4 Local Development/Intergovernmental Review (LD/IGR) Branch coordinates review of local development projects, programs, and plans in the nine-county San Francisco Bay Area for potential impact to the State Transportation Network and for opportunities to advance the Caltrans Strategic Management Plan 2015-2020. As mandated by the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), the review process ensures public disclosure and sharing of information and expertise with the Lead Agency partners.

What’s New

In 2013, Governor Brown signed SB 743 into law, requiring CEQA transportation analysis to move away from vehicle delay and level of service (LOS). This change was necessary to more appropriately balance the needs of congestion management with statewide goals related to infill development, promotion of public health through active transportation, and reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. It also requires the Governor’s Office of Planning and Research (OPR) to identify new metrics for identifying and mitigating transportation impacts. OPR identified vehicle miles traveled (VMT) per capita and VMT per employee as the new metrics for transportation analysis in their proposed CEQA Guidelines for implementing SB 743. Further, parking impacts will not be considered significant impacts on the environment for select development projects within infill areas and nearby frequent transit service.

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LD/IGR Policies
Senate Bill (SB) 743 IGR Deputy Directive
Strategic Management Plan 2015-2020 System and Regional Planning Documents Smart Mobility Framework

LD-IGR Interim Guidance OPR’s CEQA Guidelines

Contact Info
Contact: Patricia Maurice
Phone: (510) 286-5528

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