Maps & Data
Comparison Map: Smart Growth Scenario
versus the Current Trends Base Case
Map (5.65 MB, Adobe PDF)
This map provides two views of how the Bay Area could grow between
now and the year 2020. On the left is a map depicting the smart
growth scenario that was developed from the work of public workshop
participants. On the right is a map of the current trends base case,
inviting a comparison between a continuation of "business-as-usual"
development patterns versus a turn toward a smarter future.
Comparison Map: Three Smart Growth Alternatives
and the Current Trends Base Case
Map (3.69 MB, Adobe PDF)
This map provides a side by side view of the three alternatives
(Central Cities, Network of
Neighborhoods, Smarter Suburbs), and the Current
Trends Base Case on a regional scale. Users can adjust zoom
level and move focus point on map in order to compare particular
areas of interest. As a starting point at the Round Two workshops,
participants voted on the alternative
they preferred for their county.
Interactive Maps of the Three Smart
Click here to view
interactive maps of each of the three alternatives. (Interactivity
allows users to zoom in to their area of interest. Maps best viewed
using Internet Explorer 5.0 or higher with screen resolution of
1024 by 768.)
Interactive Regionwide Map
to view interactive version of Smart Growth/Livability Footprint
Map. (Interactivity allows users to zoom in to their area of interest).
First Round Workshop Planning Area Maps
These maps were used in the Mapping Exercise portion of the
Round One workshops. They show each county divided into "Planning
Areas." Planning Areas represent recognized distinctions in
geography and land use, and are defined only for those portions
of a county that are already urbanized or that are under discussion
for urbanization. They show where development might be possible.
They are not an endorsement of new development.
These maps are 8.5" x 11" Adobe PDF files. To plot at
36" or 42" width, you will need to contact Kinko's
or another local plotting service.
Alameda (3.89 MB)
Contra Costa (3.88
Marin (2.72 MB)
Napa (1.22 MB)
San Francisco (1007
San Mateo (3.12 MB)
Santa Clara (5.44 MB
Solano (1.46 MB)
Sonoma (1.82 MB)
The links above require the Adobe Acrobat plugin to view Planning
Area Maps. Click
here to download.