SCAG Toolbox Tuesday Webinar — GreenTRIP in Southern California

Jun 6

Time: 

1:00 pm to 2:30 pm

Tune into this webinar to learn how you can use GreenTRIP Connect to shape a Southern California with more affordable homes, less traffic, and more transportation choices.

When: Tuesday June 6
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Climate change is one of key challenges shaping state policy in California.  Legislation like the Global Warming Solutions Act (AB 32) and the resulting Cap and Trade program are influencing infrastructure and housing in California.  There are a range of new tools, like GreenTRIP Connect, related to the intersection of land use planning, transportation and climate change.  These tools and research can be useful to developers in planning projects, for advocates in impacting policy and for government staff in evaluating policies and projects.

In this presentation Ann Cheng, the GreenTRIP Program Director, will give a demonstration of GreenTRIP Connect, a free statewide tool which can forecast greenhouse gas and traffic reductions, parking savings and other features on a parcel by parcel basis depending on proposed project specifications.  Learn how Connect can directly support projects and city policies to maximize competitiveness to the Affordable Housing Sustainable Communities (AHSC) portion Cap and Trade program.

Developer Michael Dieden, President of Creative Housing Associates, will present on how GreenTRIP Connect was used to support Encore, a proposed redevelopment of the Rancho Cucamonga Metrolink station into a mixed use, multi-generation transit-oriented village.  Instead of overbuilding of expensive parking at transit, with the support of GreenTRIP Connect, Encore will be able to keep per unit parking below one space per unit, allowing the project to save space and money for more transportation choices like transit passes, carsharing, public space and increased housing affordability.

Representing the City of Los Angeles Department of Transportation, David Somers, will present results of data collected on affordable housing parking utilization at 42 sites.  These data will soon be included in the GreenTRIP Parking Database and the basis for a parking model in Connect for Los Angeles.  Hear how these tools can support his extensive efforts on revamping CEQA transportation thresholds for affordable housing and to develop a new Transportation Demand Management (TDM) ordinance.

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