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The transportation system we build and how we grow affects our region

General information

Summary of alternate scenarios:

Scenario 1:

  • Most growth in Developing Communities
  • Most growth in traditional single family homes
  • Most investment in new and expanded roads
  • Most acres of farmland converted to development
  • Biggest reduction in traffic congestion

Scenario 2 (2012 MTP/SCS):

  • In the middle of Scenarios 1 and 3 on all land use and transportation indicators

Scenario 3:

  • Most growth in Centers and Corridors
  • and Established Communities
  • Most growth in attached homes
  • Most investment in walking and biking
  • Most transit opportunities including more
  • frequent bus service, streetcar, light rail
  • and commuter rail
  • Biggest reduction in greenhouse gases from tailpipes

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Performance Outcomes 2012 Base 2016 Plan Scen. 1 Scen. 2 Scen. 3
Daily vehicle miles traveled (VMT) per person 18.0 17.0 17.6 17.2 16.0
Vehicle miles traveled in heavy traffic (percent of total vehicle miles traveled) 4% 6% 5% 6% 7%
Share of trips by transit, bike, or walk to jobs centers (percent increase from 2012) 7% 17% 19% 15% 22%
Mode share for transit, walking and bicycling (percent of all person trips) 10% 13% 12% 12% 14%
Transit costs recovered by ticket sales (percent) 38% 38% 38% 41% 51%
Share of jobs near high-frequency transit (percent of jobs) 27% 42% 40% 44% 43%
Share of homes near high-frequency transit (percent of homes) 16% 37% 27% 39% 39%
Square miles of farmland converted to development (4,158 square miles of farmland in 2012) n/a 58 93 61 45
Square miles of vernal pools affected by development n/a 6 7 5 2
Weekday passenger vehicle CO2 emissions (percent change per person from 2005)* n/a -16% -11% -13% -18%
Transportation Attributes 2012 Base 2016 Plan Scen. 1 Scen. 2 Scen. 3
New or expanded roads (lane miles, percent increase from 2012) n/a 24% 31% 27% 23%
Transit service (vehicle service hours, percent increase from 2012) n/a 122% 54% 109% 143%
Funding for road, bike and ped maintenance and operations n/a $12.6B $10.9B $11.5B $11B
Funding for transit n/a $10.6B $10.7B $11.3B $13.7B
Funding for new road capacity n/a $5.8B $8.7B $7.4B $6.7B
Funding for bike and pedestrian routes, trails and paths n/a $2.8B $2.8B $2.8B 3.0B
Funding for Programs and planning (e.g., Community Design, Spare the Air, Sacramento Region 511, May is Bike Month) n/a $1.7B $1.5B $2.2B $1.7B
Land Use Characteristics 2012 Base 2016 Plan Scen. 1 Scen. 2 Scen. 3
Share of growth in Center and Corridor Communities (percent of new homes) 12% 30% 20% 31% 36%
Share of growth in Established Communities (percent of new homes) 76% 28% 29% 25% 27%
Share of growth in Developing Communities (percent of new homes) 3% 40% 47% 42% 36%
Share of growth in Rural Residential Communities (percent of new homes) 9% 2% 4% 2% 2%
Share of growth in large-lot, single-family homes 64% 29% 39% 28% 24%
Share of growth in small-lot, single-family homes 11% 26% 29% 28% 23%
Share of growth in attached homes 25% 45% 32% 43% 53%

Jobs Housing Ratio (within 4 miles of primary and secondary jobs centers)

Regional Average = 1.2

1.16 1.26 1.28 1.27 1.26