SPUR Supports AB 1778

Policy Letter

SPUR supports AB 1778, which would require the Department of Transportation to consult the California Healthy Places Index (HPI) prior to the start of highway widening, highway extensions and interchange expansion projects that would facilitate vehicular travel projects to determine if the project area meets the approved HPI score or be denied funding permits and personnel time. Expanding auto access in communities that are already disadvantaged and overburdened by climate pollution further degrades the health and wellbeing of these communities.