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When new housing is proposed, parking and congestion are common local concerns. Communities around the Bay Area are exploring new approaches to alleviating these issues, including building new housing to bring people closer to their jobs. For this toolkit, Home for All partnered with Mineta Transportation Institute to showcase examples of successful, innovative housing and neighborhood mobility strategies that are applicable to San Mateo County.

Transportation Impact Analysis
Senate Bill 743 shifts transportation impact analysis away from Level of Service (LOS) and toward vehicle miles of travel (VMT) projected for proposed development projects. The case studies demonstrate exemplary outreach processes and a sophisticated set of procedures for evaluating the transportation impact of proposed new development using VMT.
Transportation Demand Management

Transportation Demand Management (TDM) focuses on understanding how people make their transportation decisions and encourages people to take transit, rideshare, walk, bike, etc. The case studies demonstrate various approaches for reducing single-occupancy vehicle trips from residential projects.

Community Planning Process

This topic showcases best practices for engaging a variety of stakeholders at many stages in the planning process. The case studies were able to build community consensus through a collaborative effort of both interested and concerned stakeholders and residents.

Transit Oriented Development

Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) is a development pattern that integrates residential and commercial uses with other amenities located within walking distance of high quality public transit. TOD is one strategy for reducing vehicle trips from new housing.

Case Studies

Bay Area


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