SONOMA-Marin Multi-modal Transportation & Land Use Study

Location: 

Sonoma and Marin Counties, California

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The Sonoma/Marin Multimodal Transportation and Land Use Study, led by Calthorpe Associates, took a comprehensive look at land use and travel patterns in the Northern San Francisco Bay Area to devise a balanced, multi-modal transportation system that incorporates a variety of travel modes and transit-supportive development scenarios.

The study explored compact, mixed-use development around a cost-effective transit system as a means of tackling increasing highway congestion and urban sprawl. Preferred development scenarios incorporate improvements such as High Occupancy Vehicle lanes, commuter rail service, and bike trails into the North Bay’s transportation network, emphasizing land uses that promote transit use and reduce reliance on the automobile.

Opportunity sites along proposed rail corridor

Project Summary

    

Client: 

Sonoma County Transportation Authority (Santa Rosa, California) & Marin Countywide Planning Agency (Marin, California)

Type: 

Regional Plan

Program: 

Multi Modal Transportation and Land-Use study for a 54 mile (87 km) corridor

Status: 

1994-1995