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The controversial Plan Bay Area was given the green light by the Association of Bay Area Governments and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission on Friday. The regional transportation and housing plan is meant to cut greenhouse gas emissions while allowing for more housing growth.
UPDATE 7/23/13: TransFormCA declares victory.
San Francisco Public Press reporter Angela Hart appeared this morning on KQED's Forum program to discuss the plan along with other experts.
In her recent story in the summer print edition of the San Francisco Public Press, Hart found that Plan Bay Area projections will actually result in a 9.1 percent increase in total carbon emissions from vehicles. Publicly, planning officials had used a 15 percent reduction figure, but that was on a per-capita basis.
Read her story here.
You can listen to the Forum program here.
The San Francisco Public Press produced a special report on Smart Growth, including Plan Bay Area in the Summer 2012 print edition. Those stories can be found here.
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