SCAG to hold community update meeting for Sustainable Communities Strategy

A rendering of what a more walkable, transit-accessible community might look like. For more examples, see photos of every city before 1900. Photo via SCAG.

After you’re done giving the city of L.A. input on its mobility program — as mentioned here yesterday — you’ll have a chance to consider the big picture too.

The Southern California Association of Governments is hosting public workshops this winter to update the public on SCAG’s draft Regional Transportation Plan and Sustainable Community Strategy. The SCS is mandated by recent California law SB 375 which requires regions to better integrate “transportation, land use, housing, and environmental planning with the goal of reducing regional greenhouse gas emissions,” says the SCAG homepage.

That is to say: Less sprawl and more walkable and transit-friendly communities. After all, that’s what Southern Californians say they’d like to see more of, according to a recent survey by Move LA, the American Lung Association, and the Natural Resources Defense Council.

The first public hearing was yesterday afternoon in San Bernardino but there are two more coming up: tonight in Anaheim at 5 p.m. and next Thursday afternoon in downtown Los Angeles.

Details are below:

Public Hearing: Draft 2012-2035 RTP/SCS 1/26/2012 5:00 PM City of Anaheim, Council Chambers, 200 S. Anaheim Blvd., Anaheim, CA 92805
Public Hearing: Draft 2012-2035 RTP/SCS 2/2/2012 3:00 PM SCAG Main Office, 818 W. 7th Street, 12th Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90017

For more information on SCAG’s role in regional mobility, check out The Source’s coverage of SCAG’s Regional Transportation Plan update from last August.