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Mode Market/Project Est. Cost over
25 years
$mil *
Maximize Alternative to Driving Alone Reduce Hwy101 Congestion Reduce Local Congestion Maximize Mobility for Seniors, Youth & Disadvantaged Maintain Environ-mental Quality of Life Maintain Flexibility Overall Benefit
Local Congestion Relief
Streets Local Streets and Roads $414.0 LOW Good roads help alt. modes, but  primary benefit to autos. LOW Projects have local focus. HIGH Local road projects key to reducing local congestion. LOW Primary benefit is to drivers. MED Improving efficiency of local roads improves quality of life. MED Local roads are the backbone of all modes. MED
                   
Loc. Bus Community Service Routes $12.0 HIGH May attract over 3,000 daily riders. LOW Primary benefit is to local trips. MED Reduces local congestion by providing local transit options. HIGH Local transit is primary option for dependant riders. HIGH Increases transit use with minimal impacts. HIGH Can be altered over time. HIGH
Loc. Bus School Tripper Bus Service $17.0 HIGH May attract 3,000 daily riders. MED Directly addresses 21% of peak travel that is school trips. May remove about 500 peak hour trips from Highway. HIGH Significant reduction in congestion around key school sites. HIGH Focus is on youth riders. HIGH Increases transit use with minimal impacts. HIGH Can be altered over time. HIGH
Bike/Ped Safe Routes to Schools $25.0 HIGH Reduces auto trips by 15% at schools with program in place. MED Directly addresses 21% of peak travel that is school trips. HIGH Significant reduction in congestion around key school sites. HIGH Focus is on youth. HIGH Increases transit use with minimal impacts. HIGH Program focuses on available and reasonable alternatives. HIGH
Supportive Programs
Loc. Bus Paratransit  $70.0 MED Carries 600 daily trips; most paratransit riders don't drive but could get rides. LOW Most paratransit riders do not drive on Highway. LOW Most paratransit trips are off-peak and don't have significant congestion impact. HIGH Primary mobility for most dependant group. Particularly important for Marinís growing senior population. MED Moderate increase in transit use with minimal impacts. HIGH ADA Mandated Program could expand to meet other needs. MED
Bike/Ped Bicycle/ Pedestrian Improvements $52.3 MED Bike/pedestrian trips could total 20% of all trips in County, but these are primarily off-peak. LOW Most bike commutes are short and local. However, bike commutes could increase to between 2% and 10% of total. MED Most bike/pedestrian trips are off-peak, but could have a significant local impact. HIGH Healthful alternative for those who can bike or walk. HIGH Minimal impacts for improved safety. Promotes healthful activity. HIGH Biking and walking can be done anywhere safe options exist. MED
Land Use Land Use TBD MED Transit oriented development proven to increase ridership. Low density development may eliminate trips, but difficult to serve by transit. MED Potential to increase transit ridership through concentrated development. Reducing overall development may reduce future trips, but would be more difficult to serve. MED Potential to increase transit ridership through concentrated development. Reducing overall development may reduce future trips, but would be more difficult to serve. LOW Some potential improvements through concentrated and mixed use developments which encourage mobility. HIGH Smart growth principals enhance quality of life. LOW Limits development options. MED
Loc. Bus  TDM  $10.0 HIGH TDM provides low cost incentives for alternative modes. Up to 15% reduction in peak commutes to major employers expected. MED 15% reduction in peak commutes to major employers could be achieved. MED May result in Higher alternative mode use which can relieve local congestion. LOW TDM focuses on employment trips. HIGH Does not require investment in new fixed facilities with potential negative impacts. HIGH TDM is extremely flexible, stressing use of all reasonable alternatives. HIGH

 

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