Land Use Analysis Program

The Land Use Analysis Program is one of the legislatively required elements of the Alameda CTC Congestion Management Program. The goals of the Land Use Analysis Program are to:

  • Better integrate local land use and regional transportation investment decisions.
  • Better assess the impacts of development in one community on another community.
  • Promote information sharing between local governments when the decisions made by one jurisdiction will impact another.

Alameda CTC conducts the following activities as part of the Land Use Analysis Program:

  • Development project review.
  • Land use forecasts.
  • Transportation-land use integration.
  • Strategic monitoring.

Development Project Review

Alameda CTC reviews and comments on Transportation Impact Analyses (TIAs) of large land use development projects to assess impacts of individual development actions on the regional transportation system and to ensure that significant impacts are appropriately mitigated. Alameda CTC integrates its project review with the California Environmental Quality Act project review timeline. Alameda CTC reviews land use projects that will cause a net increase of 100 or more p.m. peak hour trips. Projects that Alameda CTC reviews include development projects as well as plans such as specific plans, master plans and general plan amendments.

Alameda CTC has established guidelines regarding which land use projects must conduct a CMP analysis as well as types of impacts that should be studied, and acceptable/preferred methodologies. More information is available for project sponsors and local jurisdictions about CMP Land Use Analysis Program Traffic Impact Analysis requirements.

Land Use Forecasts

Alameda CTC works with local jurisdictions to review housing and job projections from the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) and to allocate regional land use forecasts into the Alameda Countywide Travel Demand Model. Alameda CTC works to synthesize ABAG’s regional projections with local knowledge to determine where future development might occur at a detailed local level.

Transportation-Land Use Integration

Alameda CTC oversees and develops a variety of initiatives and planning activities that strengthen connections between transportation and land use:

  • Multimodal Corridor Projects
  • Priority Development Area Investment and Growth Strategy
  • Complete streets policy development and implementation
  • State-level CEQA modernization advocacy in conjunction with Senate Bill 743
  • Senate Bill 375 and the Sustainable Communities Strategy
  • Parking standards and policies
  • Areawide Transportation Impact Mitigation Fees Feasibility Study
  • Regional Transit Expansion Program

For more information about these activities, see the Transportation-Land Use Integration section under Chapter 6 Land Use Analysis Program in the Congestion Management Program as well as the Priority Development Area Investment and Growth Strategy