Strategic Regional Issue #7 – Air Quality

Strategic Regional Issue #7 – Air Quality

Transportation project choices affect the region’s ability to attain air quality standards.


7.G.  The various elements and policies of each local government comprehensive plan should help minimize air pollution emissions from transportation sources.

Policy Recommendations

7.G.1.  Local and regional investments in transportation facilities and services should support compact, pedestrian-, bicycle- and transit-friendly land uses, where appropriate, and facilitate travel demand management strategies.

7.G.2.  Local comprehensive plans should support a mix of land uses, high density development and non-motorized connections to reduce single-occupant vehicle trips, where appropriate.

7.G.3.  Local land use and infrastructure decisions and regional capital investments should support compliance with federal clean air standards.