Establish setback requirements for roads near slopes

Establish setback requirements for roads near slopes
Hazards
Assets
Measure Type
Gray Engineering vs Nature Based Solutions

Details

Reduce landslide risk by building roads away from unstable slopes.

Capital Cost

Moderate – resource costs and technical expertise associated with establishing new requirements

Operations & Maintenance

Low

Effectiveness

Moderate – setback requirements for roads can help reduce the risk of damage from landslides

Flexibility

High – plans and policies can be adjusted on a periodic or as needed basis

Barriers to Implementation

Limitations to the right of way for the road (i.e., neighboring properties limit setback options)

Equity

Ensure that new setback requirements do not disproportionately disadvantage equity areas

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