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July 27, 2009

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Plan Bay Area is supposed to serve as a multi-decade regional plan to improve the reliability, accessibility, and affordability of public transportation in the Bay Area, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions while overseeing smart growth to meet the demands of the area’s growing population.

The plan falls short of these goals. The plan does not spend enough on public transportation, and instead invests in building new highways. The current plan will result in more time on the roads and increased greenhouse gas emissions. The plan also fails to protect West Oakland and other vulnerable communities from the health effects of cars, trucks, ships, and trains that pass through their communities. The plan will also displace low-income people and residents of color from their communities.

It's on the radio
http://www.kqed.org/news/story/2013/08/19/124887/environmentalist_coalition_files_lawsuit_against_plan_bay_area?category=bay+area

Learn more about why Plan Bay Area is not a good plan for the Bay Area: http://earthjustice.org/news/press/2013/community-groups-file-legal-challenge-to-bay-area-planning-agencies-for-a-better-smarter-growth-plan

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