Planning for the Northern California Megaregion: Coordinating Transportation and Land Use in the I-80/Capitol Corridor

This report suggests that the “metropolitan” planning approach has become irrelevant in terms of housing markets, employers, goods movement, and air pollution in northern California. The authors suggest that San Francisco Bay Area and the Sacramento region have emerged as a “megaregion” in the last 20 years, but the ability of governmental agencies to understand, predict and coordinate planning efforts this new area has been inadequate. In 2006, a group of planning agencies along the I-80/Capitol Corridor undertook a regional study focused on the freeway and rail corridor, which encompassed four counties. Existing travel patterns were used to produce future travel demand forecasts. The researchers then investigated transportation impacts of alternative growth scenarios from an interregional perspective. They devised three different scenarios, all modeled for 2030. They looked at vehicle miles traveled, vehicle hours traveled, and various emissions. Among their five recommendations is investment in upgrades to the California Statewide Travel Model and regional travel models, including land use forecasting models.


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Photos; Tables;
  • Pagination: 34p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01154606
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Files: BTRIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 7 2010 6:03PM