Marin traffic is mostly local, study finds
Much of the traffic in Marin is from residents traveling within the county, according to a study using data collected from mobile devices that will be reviewed by the Transportation Authority of Marin later this month.
The agency commissioned the $30,000 study to get a better understanding of Marin’s travel patterns to help it make policy decisions.
More specifically, the agency wanted to examine the origin and destinations of commuters on Highway 101 at the Marin-Sonoma county line, Highway 37, the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge and the Golden Gate Bridge.
“It helps us understand the traffic patterns in the county,” said Kevin Johnson, of Walnut Creek-based Fehr and Peers, a transportation consultant group that produced the study, which was discussed Monday at TAM’s programming and projects executive committee meeting.
Marin residents might want to look in the mirror to see who causes county traffic woes. The data show that about 72 percent of trips are within Marin. Another 24 percent are trips in or out of the county, while 4 percent are passing through Marin during morning and afternoon peak periods.
See full article in the Marin IJ HERE
Editor's Note: This report doesn't surprise the local residents who are not pushing housing and transit projects. Hopefully, the politicians will recognize that "one size doesn't fit all" when it comes to development. This is why Plan Bay Area and regional government is doomed to fail. Unless we move to 100% command economy like socialism, people will exercise their free choice and will seek to maximize their freedoms. Simply building the SMART train and declaring it as a "traffic reduction" strategy doesn't make it so. Building tax payer subsidized housing will never meet the need for affordable housing. Unfortunately the progressives pushing all this nonsense never achieve their utopia and destroy freedoms instead. Just why are we funding TAM if they are not doing their job of improving transportation?
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