Bay Area Regional Sustainable Communities Strategy (“Plan Bay Area”) EIR
Plan Bay Area is the region’s first integrated long-range land use and transportation plan. Plan Bay Area calls for focused housing and job growth around high-quality transit corridors, particularly within areas identified by local jurisdictions as Priority Development Areas (PDAs). This land use strategy is intended to enhance mobility and economic growth by linking housing/jobs with transit, offering a more efficient land use pattern around transit and a greater return on existing and planned transit investments. The Plan specifies the strategies and investments to maintain, manage, and improve the region’s transportation network – which includes bicycle and pedestrian facilities, local streets and roads, public transit systems, and highways. It proposes a set of transportation projects and programs that will be implemented with reasonably anticipated revenue available for the planning period.
Dyett & Bhatia led technical work for the Draft and Final EIR on the Plan. As a programmatic document, the EIR presents a region-wide assessment of the potential impacts of the proposed Plan. Topics addressed include transportation, land use, air quality, energy, greenhouse gas emissions, sea level rise, noise, biological resources, water resources, geology, public utilities and services, visual resources, and hazards. Alternatives and cumulative impacts were also assessed.
Dyett & Bhatia also prepared EIRs on the last three Regional Transportation Plan EIRs for the Bay Area, in 2001, 2004, and 2009. Click here for more information.