In Broward County air pollution is mainly caused by people and their activities. In Southeast Florida, the primary pollutant of concern is ozone and because motor vehicles account for 50% of all air pollution in South Florida, we need to protect our future air quality by making more responsible transportation choices.
Land use and planning decisions affect the choices people make about how they get around their communities. The Air Quality Program works with local and regional planning agencies and partners to promote the implementation of policies and programs that support smart transportation options, and clean fuels and technologies. The program is also responsible for the technical review of Land Use Amendments, Developments of Regional Impacts and Environmental Impacts Statements to evaluate the air quality impact of development and transportation projects.