How will expanding the I-710 freeway impact the health of nearby residents? In an Op-Ed published in EGP News, Dr. Felix L. Nuñez, MD, MPH, expresses his concern that freeway expansion will induce traffic and lead to negative health outcome in Bell Gardens, where he serves as the Chief Medical Officer of a community health center.
Will expanding the I-710 freeway to ten general purpose lanes with an added freight corridor lead to cleaner air? In an Op-Ed published on LAStreetsblog, physician Dr. Roberta Kato argues that expanding freeways is a misguided approach to improving air quality, and advocates instead for a community-driven proposal for the I-710 Corridor.
PSR-LA wants cleaner air and improved safety, and expanding the I-710 freeway will allow for more cars and trucks to travel, ultimately creating more congestion in the area and impacting air quality.
The Coalition for Environmental Health and Justice (CEHAJ) has been engaged in the community stakeholder proceedings of the I-710 Long Beach Freeway Corridor (local and state officials propose to expand the freeway) since 2001.