Will the shift to VMT make it easier or harder to develop in my neighborhood?

It depends on the type of development. Every development project is unique and will be evaluated according to its specific attributes and context. However, in general, the CEQA environmental review process could be streamlined if development is proposed in General Plan designated growth areas with good access to transit and a mix of uses (e.g. residential, office and retail). Developments in places where it is hard to get around without a car will likely have to mitigate the impacts of VMT.

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1. What is CEQA?
2. How does CEQA require public agencies to measure transportation impacts?
3. What is Level of Service (LOS)?
4. What is Vehicle Miles Traveled (VMT)?
5. Why is the City changing its method for analyzing transportation impacts?
6. What does this mean for the City of Milpitas's ongoing current and long-range planning efforts?
7. What is the timeline for these changes?
8. Does my ability to engage in land use and transportation decisions change?
9. How will this change impact the City's ability to ask developers for transportation investments?
10. How will the CEQA process change?
11. Will the shift to VMT make it easier or harder to develop in my neighborhood?
12. How will the shift to VMT impact new development projects?
13. How will this change impact housing and housing affordability?
14. How does this change impact the environment?
15. What are the impacts o business?
16. How are transportation impacts minimized or mitigated now compared to before?
17. How will this change impact parking?