Level of Service

Streetsblog USA notes that the federal government is following the lead of California in awakening to the negative effects of Level of Service.
Feb 3, 2016   Streetsblog USA
A big moment in the process of updating the California Environmental Equality Act.
Jan 28, 2016   Streetsblog California
Determining whether to widen a street solely based on rush hour traffic ignores how the street is used and who uses it the rest of the day.
Dec 21, 2015   Streets.MN
In an effort to shift from car-centric planning and incentivize eco-friendly transportation options, California is revising the way it measures traffic impacts of development projects under its Environmental Quality Act.
Sep 21, 2015   The Planning Report
An op-ed calls for an end to five examples of them planning status quo, and recommends four new "rule of thumbs" that can provide a better model for the transportation planning of the future.
Aug 4, 2015   City Observatory City Commentary
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An op-ed describing the public health benefits of CEQA reform and urging California's leaders to finalize the end of "Level of Service" as a measure of project impacts. Exclusive
Jul 14, 2015  By Benjamin D. Winig
Scott Schafer pens a column inspired by watching a visually impaired woman navigate a busy corner of Minneapolis. The question raised by the column: How can we improve level of service for the blind?
Feb 11, 2015   Streets.MN
The Natural Resources Defense Council's (NRDC) Switchboard blog chimes in on the potential benefits of California's ongoing reform of Level of Service (LOS) review.
Sep 6, 2014   NRDC Switchboard
The State of California has shifted from measuring "Level of Service," a grade based on how many cars pass through an intersection in a given time, to assessing overall Vehicle Miles Traveled (VMT) in its Environmental Quality laws.
Aug 8, 2014   LA Streetsblog
A long read by Eric Jaffe serves as a primer on the "Level of Service" (LOS) requirement in the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), as well as predicting the large impact of LOS reform on planning in the state and around the country.
Jul 9, 2014   CityLab
California’s retooling of Level of Service (LOS) analysis is one of the most closely watched regulatory changes in the country. With public comments on the issue closing on Feb. 18, how are planners reacting to the potential changes?
Feb 18, 2014   LA.Streetsblog